June 06, 2016: DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea, and road freight services, appointed George Lawson as chief executive officer and country manager for India, effective June 1, 2016.
George is now based in Mumbai. In his new role, as a member of the Asia Pacific Management Board, George reports to Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.
"With the Indian economy expected to grow at 7.5 percent in FY 2016-17, India remains a key strategic region for DHL and we see tremendous opportunities in the country," said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.
"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."
George joined DHL in 1992 and has held roles across different fields including Sales, Operations, Marketing and General Management in Asia and Europe, including a stint as chief operating officer, Singapore.
Most recently, George was 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 India gathering momentum to hold its ranking as the world's fastest growing large economy in the first quarter this year, it's an exciting time to be here," said Lawson.
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.