- 10 June 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Niki Frank is to be Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding India.
He has been working on the global transformation initiatives for Deutsche Post DHL and DHL Global Forwarding over the last seven years. Amongst other things, Frank is credited with major contributions to its growth strategy that saw it regain market share since 2016. His most recent role was Senior VP of Global Business Strategy where he led the Certified International Forwarder (CIF) program that ensures consistent service excellence and cultural alignment across DHL Global Forwarding’s operations worldwide.
“Niki has been instrumental in designing and executing the business strategies that helped transform the division in 2016. He also oversaw the development of the CIF program into a comprehensive learning, training, and engagement curriculum that differentiates us at a global level,” said Kelvin Leung, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. “His experience in analysing market conditions and capturing their inherent opportunities will prove extremely valuable to our work in India, one of our most promising yet also most complex markets to date.”
In his new role, Frank will tap his experience to boost productivity and expand DHL Global Forwarding’s business in India. Frank will report directly to Kelvin Leung from Mumbai, India’s most populous city and a key logistics hub located along the coast of the Arabian Sea.
“India continues to undergo rapid change across its industries and broader economy, but we have no doubt that the country’s growth rates will continue to outpace other major economies, which speaks to the tremendous opportunities for forwarders to connect businesses to the global marketplace,” said Frank. “Based on the Global Trade Barometer (GTB) Index produced quarterly by DHL, India has the highest predicted trade growth of all GTB countries, surpassing even the US, UK, and Germany, a result it has achieved consistently since the Index’s inception last year. ”