David Cels Returns to DHL Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding has appointed David Cels as country manager, Papua New Guinea.


David Cels DHL Global Forwarding freight forwarder Papua New Guinea Tony Boll


DHL Global Forwarding has appointed David Cels as country manager, Papua New Guinea. He is returning to DHL after one year as a logistics consultant in the industrial projects sector. In his new role, Cels will be based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and will report directly to Tony Boll, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding South Pacific.

Tony Boll, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding South Pacific, said: “The South Pacific is a high growth region for DHL Global Forwarding, and we are very excited to have an experienced leader like David join our team as we focus on growing our business in Papua New Guinea. With more than 25 years of experience in the Forwarding and Industrial Projects sector, David has the strategic perspective that makes him an invaluable addition to our organisation.”

David Cels, newly-appointed country manager for Papua New Guinea for DHL Global Forwarding said: “Papua New Guinea is a thriving market in the South Pacific and a key focus for DHL Global Forwarding as it’s becoming a major gateway in the region. We expect to see the business in Papua New Guinea flourish with infrastructure developments and investments in the coming years.”

Cels will lead an experienced team with a primary focus on expanding the customer base and supporting existing customers. With his origins in New Zealand, Cels holds a close relationship with the South Pacific, having been in senior leadership positions in freight management and industrial projects in various countries throughout the region. Most recently, Cels was working as a logistics consultant in the industrial projects sector. Prior to this he was with DHL Global Forwarding for seven years as the regional operations director for Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa based in Singapore.