DHL Global Forwarding has named George Lawson as its new Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager for India.
Based in Mumbai, he will report to Kelvin Leung, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.
Lawson joined DHL in 1992 and has worked in a number of leadership positions across different disciplines including Sales, Operations, Marketing and General Management in Asia and Europe, including a stint as Chief Operating Officer, Singapore .
He was most recently the Senior Vice President -- Global Head of Marketing, and is the key architect of DHL Global Forwarding's Certified International Forwarder program that engages employees and develops their expertise to drive outstanding customer experience and financial results.
"With the Indian economy expected to grow at 7.5 per cent in FY 2016-17 [according to the IMF], India remains a key strategic region for DHL and we see tremendous opportunities in the country. George has successfully executed global strategies to drive growth and has a deep understanding of our business through the last two decades he spent with DHL. His experience will be beneficial in bringing our business growth to new heights in India," said Leung.
In India, DHL Global Forwarding provides sector-focused solutions for Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing, Fashion, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Automotive, Energy and Chemicals.
The company also supports the growth of SME segment in India by offering access to the worldwide markets through the extensive DHL global network. DHL Global Forwarding has also made significant investments in its Free Trade Zone facilities in Mumbai and Chennai.
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