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DHL Global Forwarding appoints Fabian Rybka to head Bangladesh and Sri Lanka operations

  • Rybka takes
    overarching responsibility for growth and expansion in Bangladesh and Sri
    Lanka, as well as management of DHL partners in Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives
  • New appointment
    taps Rybka's long history of promoting growth and executing business
    turnarounds in Asia and Europe

 

SINGAPORE
Media OutReach - February 14, 2019 - DHL Global
Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight
services, has appointed Fabian Rybka as Cluster Head for DHL Global
Forwarding's operations in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, along with partner
operations in Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives.



 

Rybka brings
to the role more than 10 years of experience at DHL Global Forwarding in both
Asia and Europe, serving most recently as Head of Business Strategy and
Development for DHL Global Forwarding ASEAN and South Asia, where he
spearheaded successful growth initiatives in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka amongst
other markets. Previous roles saw him specialize in designing and executing growth
plans for DHL Global Forwarding's high-potential markets including Italy,
India, Singapore, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as key
operations in European markets.

 

"Fabian
has built up a formidable track record for turning even the most challenging
business situations into environments of high growth and customer satisfaction,"
said Thomas Tieber, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding ASEAN and South Asia. "He has
already proven that ability in guiding our teams in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to
significant results while understanding the nuances of the local market
operations. I can think of no better individual to lead these growth markets and
further build on our strong market position."

 

In the
new role, Rybka will apply his extensive business development expertise to
further boost productivity and expand DHL Global Forwarding's range of services
in the markets under his leadership, focusing particularly on developing key
products in ocean freight and value-added services like customs and integrated
warehousing. He also continues to lend his business turnaround skills to
projects throughout the broader South Asia and Asia Pacific regions.

 

"I
firmly believe Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the surrounding markets of Bhutan,
Maldives and Nepal hold opportunity for substantial growth. We have a role to
play to connect these economies to the rest of the world, supporting foreign
businesses to invest in these markets, and also encouraging exports from local
businesses overseas," Rybka said. "Bangladesh's GDP is growing faster than almost
anywhere else in Asia at 7.3% per annum,[1]
while Sri Lanka continues to see steady increases in both imports and exports[2]
that point to its growing connectedness and market opportunity within the
global economy. As business optimism grows, my goal is to ensure we make our
world-class logistics services as accessible and reliable as possible to
enterprises of all sizes throughout the cluster."

 

Rybka
holds an MBA from the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart,
Germany, as well as a Global DHL CEO Award for his work in CSR and sustainability.
Formerly one of Germany's top junior football coaches, he also organizes and
hosts youth football competitions -- including one of the world's largest, in
Switzerland -- to support the community work of SOS Children's Village, a DHL
GoTeach partner organization with whom he has volunteered for more than 10
years.

 

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DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family
of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from
national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment
solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial
supply chain management. With about 360,000 employees in more than 220
countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses
securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions
for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and
healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate
responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is
decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".

 

DHL is
part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 60
billion euros in 2017.



[1] https://tradingeconomics.com/bangladesh/gdp-growth

[2] https://wits.worldbank.org/CountryProfile/en/Country/LKA/Year/LTST/Summary

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