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DHL hires Mozambique national to head its Kenya operations

The appointment comes two years after a sister company to the logistics firm lost a lucrative local warehousing contract to a French firm. FILE PHOTO | NMG
The appointment comes two years after a sister company to the logistics firm lost a lucrative local warehousing contract to a French firm. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Logistics firm DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Agnaldo Laice as its country manager for Kenya.
The company in a statement Tuesday said Mr Laice, a Mozambique national, would “leverage his expertise to further strengthen the performance of DHL Global Forwarding in Kenya.”

The appointment comes two years after a sister company to the logistics firm lost a lucrative local warehousing contract to a French firm.

DHL Global Forwarding, formerly known as DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, is a division of Deutsche Post DHL that provides air and ocean freight forwarding services.

The company’s other business units include DHL Express, DHL Parcel, DHL eCommerce, DHL Freight and DHL Supply Chain.

DHL Supply Chain in 2016 issued termination notices to dozens of its employees after a part of a multi-billion shilling five-year contract it had with the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) #ticker:EABL came to a close.

The move which affected its 300 employees stationed at EABL’s Ruaraka headquarters came after the brewer gave the warehousing job to Bollore Transport and Logistics Kenya, a subsidiary of French multinational Bollore.

EABL, which is 50.02 per cent owned by UK-based brewer Diageo however, retained DHL as one its transporters in a change of guard that brought to a close a lucrative contract the German logistics firm had held since 2011.

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