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DHL Global Forwarding makes key appointments in Iraq and Turkey

  • Usam Alyasin assumes
    role of Country Manager in Iraq
  • Appoints Ingo-Alexander
    Rahn as Country Manager in Turkey

ISTANBUL and
BASRA
- Media OutReach - 25 March 2019 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading
international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Usam
Alyasin and Ingo-Alexander Rahn as Country Manager in Iraq and Turkey respectively.
Both of them will report to Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle
East and Africa.

Usam Alysain - Country manager of DHL Global Forwarding Iraq

Ingo Alexander Rahn - Country manager of DHL Global Forwarding Turkey

"The Middle East continues to play an integral role in our
global network and we remain optimistic of its growth potential --
in light of infrastructural reforms and positive business sentiments. This
growth is further driven by a
rapid
adoption of new technologies among the younger and well-educated workforce that
are contributing to the projected average economic growth of 2.6% for 2019-2020.[1]

With this tide of change and growth, it is essential that we
have
the right leaders who have solid understanding of the region to
capitalize on this growth trajectory, in order to deliver the best business
results for our customers," said Amadou.  


"I am positive that Usam and Ingo-Alexander will drive
continued growth for the company in the region, as they have proven their
expertise in various roles within the organization over the years. The wealth
of experience they have gained will enable them to steer the business to
greater achievements," he added.

Usam Alyasin officially
assumes role of Country Manager in Iraq


Usam has been with DHL Global Forwarding since 2011, and has
played an important role in driving key customer relationships for industrial
projects in his role as Project Operations Manager. In his most recent role as
General Operations Manager, he demonstrated a good track record, showing strong
capabilities in industrial project management.

In his new role as Country Manager, Usam will leverage his
understanding of the business and market, to lead business strategy and
accelerate the growth for the company, in Iraq.

Usam Alyasin, Country Manager for Iraq, DHL Global
Forwarding, said, "It has been extremely rewarding for me to be with the
company over the years and I'm excited to lead my team, to work with our
customers in this dynamic region. With Iraq's gross domestic growth projected
to reach a three-year high of 4.1% next year, the signs are positive for the
country[2]
and we are eager to serve our customers who want to leverage our global
footprint to grow their business beyond the region."

Usam holds a Masters' Degree in Physics from Basra University,
College of Science and has pursued higher education for Medical Radiation
Physics, from Stockholm University.

Ingo-Alexander Rahn
appointed as Country Manager to oversee operations in Turkey


An industry veteran who has been
with DHL for 17 years and with more than 25 years of experience in the
industry, Ingo-Alexander first joined the business as Vice President of
Airfreight for DHL Danzas Air and Ocean based in Frankfurt, Germany. Most
recently as Executive Vice President of Global Airfreight and StarBroker AG, his
responsibility included global procurement, air freight strategy, product
development, route management and pricing strategy including DHL's in-house
carrier.

His
deep experience within the DHL Global Forwarding division in the last decade --
having taken on lead roles in the different regions, puts him in good stead to
fully understand the business and industry.

Ingo-Alexander Rahn, Country Manager
for Turkey, DHL Global Forwarding, said, "I am honored to be given various
opportunities over the years, and this new role is a continued positive
momentum for me. The Turkish economy has immense opportunities to offer, especially
with recent governmental fiscal measures to boost the economy.[3]
I'm excited to raise the bar further for the business in Turkey and the wider
region, and I look forward to continue delivering the highest standards of
excellence to our customers with the support of a talented and committed team."



[1]
https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/mena/publication/mena-economic-monitor-october-2018-a-new-economy-for-mena

[2] https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/iraq-s-gdp-to-grow-4-1-in-2019-thanks-to-oil-prices-moody-s-says-1.802292

[3] http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-economy-softening-but-no-sign-of-contraction-now-finance-minister-says-140719

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