DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Alassane Mare and Theophile Boutamba as Country Manager in Cameroon and Ivory Coast respectively.
The logistics firm has earmarked Africa as one of the regions in which it will further grow its network.
“Africa and Middle East are important regions for our network and we are optimistic of its growth potential. Middle East for example is projected to grow by 3.7% this year and a similar upward trend is predicted for the African region,” explained Amadou Diallo, CEO for DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa.
“Therefore, putting in place the right leaders to capitalize on this growth trajectory is crucial, as they have full understanding of the markets to deliver best business results for our customers. We are excited to further collaborate with our customers to harness more positive business prospects and drive growth for the region,” Diallo added.
“I am positive that these key appointments will drive continued growth for the company in the region. Both Alassane and Theophile are DHL veterans who have been with us for more than a decade, and have proven their expertise in various roles within the organization,” said Daniella De Pauw, CEO for DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa.
“The wealth of experience they have gained throughout the years will enable them to steer the business and we value them very much,” she added.
Alassane has been with DHL for about 20 years, of which he spent almost 10 years with DHL International Sénégal in various functions including operations performance, quality and security, as well as project management for key initiatives.
In this role, Theophile is tasked to lead and manage the country’s operations and is responsible for driving its business growth.
Theophile first joined DHL in Gabon in 2005 to synergize operations and propel business development for Danzas, which was acquired by DHL in 2002. In 2008, he took on the role of operations manager for DHL Global Forwarding Gabon where he leveraged his expertise to drive growth for the market.