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DHL seeks Mideast cluster effect

[ March 10, 2020   //   ]

DHL Global Forwarding has formed an Arabian Cluster comprising Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraq with head of industrial projects and business development in the Middle East and Africa, Moustafa Elbanhawi as chief executive.

Sue Donoghue is country manager in Saudi Arabia and will also oversee operations in Bahrain, while Firas Sukkar will be the country manager in Kuwait and also manage operations in Iraq, both of them reporting to Elbanhawi.

He said: “The Middle East is an important region for our network. A recent World Bank report commended four Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for having implemented the most number of reforms to ease international trade. These include improvements to Jeddah Port’s infrastructure and new electronic clearance systems at Kuwait’s borders –to help the region’s economic wheel turn faster.
“Putting in place the right leaders is crucial to deliver best business results for our customers. With the regional and technical expertise Sue and Firas bring, it will further strengthen our business and tap on growth opportunities.”