DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea, and road freight services, has appointed Shabnum Dawood as the new Country Manager for its South Africa operations.

With over 20 years of experience in logistics, Shabnum brings a wealth of experience to her new role.

Since joining DHL Global Forwarding in 2011, she has shown exemplary leadership and proficiency, previously holding roles such as Head of Ocean Freight for South Africa and Branch Manager in Durban and Port Elizabeth.

Her extensive knowledge and experience in this sector will undoubtedly drive the South African division towards continued growth and success.

In her new role, Shabnum will report directly to Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Additionally, she will join the MEA board, contributing to strategic decisions across the region.

Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa, said: “Shabnum’s appointment highlights her exceptional skills and deep understanding of the logistics sector.

It also reflects DHL Global Forwarding’s strong commitment to promoting gender diversity and supporting women in leadership positions.

We are proud to have Shabnum lead our South African operations and are dedicated to fostering women’s leadership within our organization, providing them with significant opportunities to rise to senior roles”.

Commenting on her new role, Shabnum Dawood said: “It’s a great honour to assume the role of Country Manager for South Africa. I am eager to contribute to our continued success and strengthen our market presence in South Africa and beyond.

This is a critical time for transforming logistics within the region. I’m committed to utilising our extensive global network and innovative approaches to improve our service offerings and foster sustainable growth.”

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