DHL Express has appointed Joseph Odole as the Country Manager of DHL Express Uganda, effective from March 2021. According to a statement from DHL Express, Odole will be responsible for driving business growth for the company in Uganda, with a strong focus on enhancing customer experience, employee engagement and service quality.
“It is a great honor to continue my journey in the world’s most international company and I am looking forward to add to the organization’s impressive legacy,” Odole said as quoted in the press release.
Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa says the logistics sector is facing rapid changes, driven by globalization, regulation and innovation, which are creating opportunities for those able to adapt.
“Strong leadership is imperative in order to develop and implement plans to effectively leverage these trends in order to drive growth in all regions,” he said.
“We are delighted to have appointed an executive of such high caliber and have no doubt that his expertise and understanding of the business landscape and intricacies of global trade, will be a huge benefit to DHL Express in Uganda.”
Odole joins DHL Express Uganda from DHL Express Gambia the where he held the position of Country Manager for three years. During his time in this role, he gained invaluable experience in strategy and business development, financial management and human resources.
Prior to his role in Gambia, Odole spent 25 years at DHL Express Nigeria, where he held a number of positions – most notably Sales Manager from 2012 to 2018. He believes that this role greatly contributed to his ability to provide strategic leadership and oversight, whilst directing large teams to achieve excellent results.
“The world has changed a lot since DHL’s inception in 1969, however, our approach and dedication has remained the same. Never complacent, DHL has become a brand acknowledged for personal commitment, proactive solutions and global expertise. At the heart of DHL’s success, are their insanely customer centric employees, and I’m looking forward to the journey ahead with the team in Uganda,” Odole added. Odole is passionate about strategy, customer focus and business development, which he believes to be the cornerstone of business.