DHL Express has united the management of two of its fastest growing regions with the appointment of Yasmin Aladad Khan as senior vice president for DHL Express Southeast Asia and South Asia, the company said in a statement yesterday.
Khan will be in charge of South Asia, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal and retains responsibility for Southeast Asia excluding Singapore.
The latest appointment by DHL Express is in line with Deutsche Post DHL's commitment to increasing the share of women in executive leadership.
“As trade between South Asia and Southeast Asia continues to grow, there are several intra-regional opportunities that DHL can take advantage of,” Khan said.
“One such opportunity is in the financial services sector in Bangladesh, where we recently inked agreements with several banks. As I look to the other markets of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, I see even more opportunities and am keen to grow the business there.”
“Yasmin first joined DHL Express in 2001 as country manager for Malaysia and since then has been instrumental in strengthening our market-leading position in the Southeast Asia region,” said Jerry Hsu, chief executive of DHL Express Asia Pacific.