DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Michael Dhu as its new country manager for New Zealand. Formerly head of sales steering at DHL’s global head office in Germany, Michael is returning to his home region to take up the new post where he was the national sales manager for DHL Global Forwarding Australia from 2005 to 2009. He will report to Tony Boll, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding South Pacific.
Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific said: “Global trade is on the move again and according to IHS, exports went up 4.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to 2013. DHL is seeing customer volumes increase on many trade lanes, especially in Asia Pacific and as a result, we need strong country leadership and sales teams that can maximise the opportunities out there for DHL. We are delighted that Michael, with his sales and management expertise, is rejoining our leadership team in the region at this exciting time.”
An Australian with more than 26 years of experience in national, regional and global roles in the logistics industry, Dhu spent the past five years as vice president, global head of sales steering, overseeing the development and execution of strategies needed to optimise sales performance across DHL Global Forwarding. He masterminded a series of key changes across DHL’s global sales structure including CRM implementation, bid process redesign and performance metrics redesign. He also led the roll-out of the Certified International Forwarder (CIF) programme launched in mid-2014.