Africa’s Rising Trade Volumes See DHL Global Forwarding Appoint Country Manager to Lead the Business in Madagascar and Mauritius

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Africa, with Mauritius and Madagascar in particular, is poised for growth with stable and conducive climates to promote investments across the region, Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa, has said.

Diallo was speaking as DHL, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, announced the appointment of Ny Riana Rasolofonjatovo as Country Manager in Mauritius.

This is in addition to his current role as Country Manager for Madagascar. With the expanded portfolio, he is tasked to manage and drive growth in both countries. Based in Madagascar, Ny Riana will report directly to Daniella De Pauw, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Africa bears vast opportunities for businesses to grow, especially with rising trade volumes in export and import, as well as intra-region,” Diallo said.

“Mauritius in particular also benefits from its strategic positioning as a gateway for investments from Europe and Asia into Africa. With so many opportunities ahead, we need strong leaders to best harness business prospects for our customers who trust that we can deliver,” Diallo explained.

“Ny Riana is a true DHL veteran who has risen through the ranks over the years, to become a key asset for our business,” explained Daniella De Pauw, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa.

“His wealth of experience and first-hand knowledge of day-to-day operations put him in good stead to lead with confidence and I have absolute trust that he will continue to see us through growth in these markets,” she continued.

Ny Riana has been with DHL for almost 15 years, and during this time, he has taken roles across both DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding. In his most recent role as country manager for DHL Global Forwarding Madagascar – a role he has held since 2011, he led the team to achieve high customer satisfaction and surpassed all key performance indicators.

A DHL veteran, he first joined DHL Express in 2003 as a project manager in Madagascar, to develop the new network and domestic market for the company. Between 2005 and 2011, he led the Operations team in DHL Global Forwarding Madagascar to provide top quality end-to-end logistics operations, aligned with DHL’s global procedures.

“I am humbled by the trust placed in me to lead the countries. I look forward to working with the team, to drive the best business results for our customers,” Ny Riana, who has experience working in the logistics sectors in South Africa, Dubai and Kenya, said.

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