DHL head of marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa visits Gambia
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sumesh Rehavendra, head of marketing of DHL Express for Sub-Saharan Africa is currently on a two-day visit to The Gambia.
Rehavendra took up the position in August 2011. Prior to that he served as head of Global Sales Programmes in Bonn, Germany, the headquarters of DHL Express worldwide. The purpose of his visit is part of DHL’s usual management visit to renew the business, meet with staff and ensure that the business is growing well.
Speaking at a press conference held at Coco Ocean on Wednesday, Rehavendra noted that every time they come to visit one of their markets they make sure that they speak to their staff, customers and the media. He noted that DHL is one of the few logistics companies representing 51 markets across Sub-Saharan Africa, adding that not many other companies in the world can claim such a presence. Rehavendra disclosed that they have massive infrastructure and physical presence in all 51 markets, dedicated air crafts, hubs, gate ways and processes millions of packages every year.
The Gambia he said, is very important for DHL, informing that they have been here for 26 years, longer than any other carrier and logistic company. “The three facilities, and the 16-member staff we have in The Gambia [motivates us] to keep the DHL business growing in Gambia,” he stated. The biggest change they want to bring in Africa is ensuring that they are the market leaders in Africa and across all 51 markets.
Sumesh is an experienced sales and marketing executive, and specialist in international shipping. He honed his skills in various roles across the world, and has lived and worked in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. In his current position he is responsible for the branding, advertising and sponsorship, business development, pricing and public relations in over 51 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Author: by Omar Wally