DHL Global Forwarding has appointed George Lawson as its country manager for Australia from February 1, 2019.
Lawson is currently CEO of DHL Global Forwarding India and has decades of leadership experience in the logistics industry around the globe, covering disciplines including general management, business development and operations. He succeeds Tony Boll, who will enter retirement after more than 50 years of service with the Deutsche Post DHL Group but will continue to be an advisor in the short term.
“I am looking forward to working with an experienced and motivated team that already leads the pack in terms of service and innovation,” he said. “Service to our customer forms the cornerstone of DHL Global Forwarding’s offering to businesses of all sizes worldwide, but especially so in the Australian market where enterprises are increasingly likely to have a go at expanding abroad. I am committed to using the experience I’ve gained in markets like India and Singapore – both amongst Australia’s top 10 trading partners – to further strengthen our support for Australian businesses in their concerted push overseas.”
Lawson joined DHL nearly 26 years ago and has been in leadership roles across the Asia-Pacific region, including heading operations in Singapore and leading sales and marketing for the South Asia and Pacific subregion.
“George brings to bear an unwavering commitment to his people and customers in every role that he takes on, one which has never failed to generate impressive and sustainable business results in even the most demanding of markets,” said Charles Kaufmann, CEO of North Asia and South Pacific at DHL Global Forwarding and president/representative director of DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K. “For a mature market like Australia where we still see significant trade growth occurring – including year-on-year growth of exports by nearly 17% last year – that sort of focus, coupled with his core strengths in related disciplines like marketing and operations, will play a major role in helping us to grow our business by delivering a world-class customer experience in every shipment.”