DHL Appoints Chizoba Nnamchi to Lead Central Africa


SINGAPORE, November 23, 2011/PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ -- DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announced, that Chizoba Nnamchi (Chizzy) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DHL Global Forwarding for Central Africa. In his new role, Chizzy is responsible for the air and ocean freight business in Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo where there is a strong focus on the oil and energy and mining sectors. He will be based in Lagos, Nigeria, and takes over from John Cokayne.

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Thomas Nieszner, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: "Central Africa is a key growth region of DHL Global Forwarding and we are performing exceptionally well in a challenging environment, with excellent first half year results. It is therefore timely to have Chizzy on board with us to take the business to the next level."

There is vast potential in the oil and energy and mining sectors in Central Africa. The economy of Ghana was listed in The World's Fastest Growing Economy in 2011 in the IMF's tracker of GDP Growth. Oil exploration continues to increase in Ghana with oil expected to account for six per cent of the county's revenue in 2011. Nigeria is an OPEC member and the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest exporter. Nigeria is also the United States' largest trading partner in Sub-Saharan Africa and supplies a fifth of its oil.

Chizzy will join DHL Global Forwarding from 3M Company where he had extensive international business management exposure, covering Asia Pacific in his most recent assignment while based in Singapore for eight years. Prior to this, he founded and led a company in Singapore specializing in consulting for technology business start-ups, licensing, new product management and related joint ventures in Asia Pacific for over a decade. He has also lived and worked in Egypt, Pakistan, Oman and India and now has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and energy, mining and technology sectors.

Chizzy is also a part of Akaraka, an organization championing social change through education.

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At DHL Asia Pacific/EEMEA, Corporate Communications and Sustainability, Anita Gupta, Tel: +65-6771-3333, Fax: +65-6771-3322, Email: [email protected]