DHL Global Forwarding Announces Appointment of New CEO in India

2016-06-06 16:30 3343

MUMBAI, India, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea, and road freight services, announced the appointment of George Lawson as Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager for India, effective June 1, 2016. Relocated from Bonn, Germany, George is now based in Mumbai. In his new role as a member of the Asia Pacific Management Board, George reports to Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

George Lawson, Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding India
George Lawson, Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding India


"With the Indian economy expected to grow at 7.5 per cent in FY 2016-17[1], India remains a key strategic region for DHL and we see tremendous opportunities in the country," said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. "George has successfully executed global strategies to drive growth and has a deep understanding of our business through the last two decades he spent with DHL. His experience will be beneficial in bringing our business growth to new heights in India."

George joined DHL in 1992 and has worked in a number of leadership positions across different disciplines including Sales, Operations, Marketing and General Management in Asia and Europe, including a stint as Chief Operating Officer, Singapore. Most recently, George was the Senior Vice President -- Global Head of Marketing and is the key architect of DHL Global Forwarding's Certified International Forwarder program that engages employees and develops their expertise to drive outstanding customer experience and financial results.

"With India gathering momentum to hold its ranking as the world's fastest growing large economy in the first quarter this year[2], it's an exciting time to be here," said George Lawson. "It's a privilege to lead our India team that has consistently delivered high quality solutions for our customers."

In India, DHL Global Forwarding provides sector-focused solutions for Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing, Fashion, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Automotive, Energy and Chemicals. The company also supports the growth of SME segment in India by offering access to the worldwide markets through the extensive DHL global network. DHL Global Forwarding has also made significant investments in its Free Trade Zone facilities in Mumbai and Chennai.

With a vast array of product portfolio including Air and Ocean Freight, Customs Brokerage, Customs Consultancy, Industrial Projects and Oil & Gas, supported by a strong global network, DHL Global Forwarding will continue to offer high quality one-stop solutions for its customers.

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Source: DHL