Daudo Vali to head DHL Global Forwarding operations in Mozambique
February 14, 2018: One of the leading international providers of air, sea and road freight services, DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Daudo Vali as country manager, Mozambique. Daudo will lead and manage the country's operations and be responsible for driving its business growth.
As per a release from the company, Daudo has been with DHL Global Forwarding for the last five years, and had previously taken on the roles of head of Sales in Mozambique, head of Airfreight Operations in Angola, and business strategy analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa where he drove operational excellence for over 4,500 tons of shipment per annum. Most recently as head of Sales in Mozambique, Daudo grew the company's turnover by over 50 percent.
Based in Maputo, Daudo will report to Daniella De Pauw, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa.
Daudo Vali said, "I am honoured to take on this new role, to drive positive change and business outcomes for Mozambique. As a citizen, I believe in the market's tremendous potential and will apply my strong understanding of the local culture and business practices to lead the organization. I look forward to continue delivering the highest standards of excellence to our customers, with the support of a talented and committed team.”
A native of Mozambique, Daudo brings over ten years of experience in various roles in non-profit as well as corporate sectors. He started his professional career by setting up the world's largest youth-run non-profit organization AIESEC in Mozambique to encourage entrepreneurship among young Mozambicans. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) with the University of Cape Town and is part of the Young Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.
Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa, said, "Collectively, the region continues to present a positive growth story, in part due to stabilising governance and healthy economic conditions. I'm a strong believer that leaders with a strong understanding of how the region works, are best positioned to drive win-win outcomes for the company and for our customers."
"Daudo has proven to be a capable logistics professional who knows the region well and remains a key asset for our business. Over the years, he has built a wealth of experience and first-hand knowledge of day-to-day operations -- having risen through the ranks in DHL over the last five years. His appointment to this new role is a valuable addition to the business, as we continue to expand our footprint in Africa. With his strong understanding of the local business and cultural practices, I'm confident that Daúdo will help us realize this market's full potential, amid the anticipated growth in freight volumes," said Daniella De Pauw, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa.