DHL makes key appointments in Bahrain, Kuwait and Morocco

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Christelle Fadel, general manager, DHL Global Forwarding Morocco.
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Rob Kennaugh, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Bahrain.
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Fadi Bastoni, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Kuwait.
Updated 23 August 2018
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DHL makes key appointments in Bahrain, Kuwait and Morocco

DHL Global Forwarding, an international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Christelle Fadel, Rob Kennaugh and Fadi Bastoni to lead its business in Morocco, Bahrain and Kuwait, respectively.
“The wealth of experience that Christelle, Rob and Fadi have amassed throughout the years in the logistics industry strengthens our existing business in the respective countries, helping us to fully capitalize on key sectors,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa. “We have high hopes for growth within our region: The Middle East is projected to grow by 3.7 percent this year while a similar upward trend is predicted for Africa. With these three leaders taking the helm, their respective countries will benefit from their deep local and regional logistics expertise, as well as individual visions to improve business results.”
Fadel has been with DHL since 2014 and brings with her close to two decades of experience in supply chain and freight forwarding in Germany, France and Morocco.
Fadel, general manager, DHL Global Forwarding Morocco, said: “This is an exciting time for the businesses as Morocco grows in significance as the gateway for Europe and Africa. The economic outlook for North Africa is extremely positive with a projected average growth of 5 percent for 2018 and 4.6 percent for 2019, and we are ready to take the lead in developing customized logistics solutions to further enhance trade links between Morocco and the global markets.”
A veteran of DHL, Kennaugh has been with the company for 25 years, taking on various roles across Australia, China, Oman, Germany, Spain and the UK.
Kennaugh, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Bahrain, said: “I’m honored to be appointed to this role as it marks another career milestone for me within the DHL family. I believe my understanding of the region puts me in good stead to lead the team here in Bahrain, as we work together for greater growth.”
Bastoni first joined DHL Express Saudi Arabia in 2000 where he was, over the years, responsible for various functions including air freight as well as global customer solutions.
Fadi Bastoni, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Kuwait, said: “With the economy poised to see a 3.5 percent growth this year and the government pushing to maintain strong spending on transport and logistics infrastructure, Kuwait presents a tremendous opportunity for us and Kuwaiti businesses.”


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”