- Maha Abu Hijleh
to lead the business in Qatar
- Roy Scaria assumes
role of Country Manager in Oman
- Magued Ragheb
continues to drive growth for the business in Egypt
OMAN, QATAR AND EGYPT - Media OutReach - 8 August 2018 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading
international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Maha
Abu Hijleh, Roy Scaria and Magued Ragheb as Country Managers for Qatar, Oman
and Egypt respectively. The announcements come as the Persian Gulf takes on
growing strategic prominence in global trade
developments, including its role as a critical hub on China's Belt and Road
Roy Scaria, Country Manager DHL Global Forwarding Oman
Magued Ragheb, Country Manager DHL Global Forwarding Egypt
Maha Abu Hijleh, Country Manager DHL Global Forwarding Qatar
CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa, said, "We have high
hopes for growth within our region: The Middle East's economies, including the
Gulf States together with Egypt, are expected to grow 2.9% this year, up from
1.1% in 2017.
The economic outlook is positive for this year and for 2019. Our new leaders
bring with them a wealth of expertise from different parts of the region,
positioning us well to build up greater synergies between different markets and
lay the foundations for sustainable trade growth in each country."
Maha Abu Hijleh to lead the business in Qatar
Maha brings with her close to 20 years of
experience in the logistics industry. She joined DHL in 2009 as Head of
Products for Ocean Freight in Doha and has since established a reputation for
driving rapid growth to business volumes and earnings in Qatar, applying the
same focus on customer experience. Maha holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical
Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology.
Maha Abu Hijleh, Country Manager, DHL Global
Forwarding Qatar, said," Qatar presents much economic opportunity -- trade
between Qatar and China has been growing at up to 45% year-on-year in the first
while the Qatari government's recent investment of USD8.2 billion into
logistics infrastructure positions the country for rapid future growth,
particularly for its burgeoning cross-border e-commerce industry.
I'm committed to building DHL Global Forwarding's business here by focusing on
the fundamentals of customer service and product excellence in air and ocean
freight, building on the robust track record which we have already established
Roy Scaria assumes role of Country Manager in
A veteran of DHL, Roy is an executive leader who has been with the company
for over 20 years. He joined DHL in 1998 as Head of Billing in Dubai before
moving to Bahrain in 2005 to assume the position of Chief Financial Officer
(CFO), where he played a major role in setting up the business' operations in
the Kingdom. Based in Oman since 2011 and well-regarded by customers, Roy has
proven financial capabilities, leadership skills and commercial acumen, by
implementing various projects in Bahrain and Oman. His capabilities have also
guided DHL Global Forwarding Oman to record earnings in 2016.
Roy Scaria, Country Manager, DHL Global
Forwarding Oman, said, "While geographically small, Oman has begun to punch
above its weight -- with the upcoming development of the Sino-Oman Industrial
City, poised as a pivot-point in the Belt and Road.[1*]
This is a role which we expect will contribute significantly to economic growth
and development in Oman. The country's logistics sector is already projected to
grow to US$7.8 billion by 2020,[2*] and
I'm looking forward to helping our core teams in Muscat, Salalah and Sohar tap
into the growing opportunities for ocean, air, and road freight."
Roy holds a Master of Business Administration
(MBA) from the National Institute of Management, India, with a dual
specialization in Logistics and Finance, as well as a Masters in Commerce
(Mcom) from Mahatma Gandhi University, India.
Magued Ragheb continues to drive growth for the
business in Egypt
Having assumed the
role of Country Manager for DHL Global Forwarding Egypt in 2017, Magued has
since taken the business to new heights. He is also in charge of coordinating
commercial activities in Northern African countries. In 2017, DHL
Global Forwarding Egypt's operating profit (EBIT) grew significantly. For the
outstanding performance in 2017, Egypt has also received several company awards
in the region such as "Best Air Freight Team", Best Ocean Freight Team", and
Having assumed several roles within DHL Global Forwarding in Egypt over the
last 13 years, serving as Head of Air Freight, Head of Ocean Freight as well as
Head of Customs Brokerage and Clearance, Magued is a well-regarded industry
Before joining DHL, Magued spent more than a decade in the airline
industry, taking on responsibilities ranging from cargo operations, capacity
optimization as well as, marketing and commercial roles.
Magued Ragheb, Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding Egypt, said, "It
has been an honor to lead the business here in Egypt and the past year has seen
us reaping good results and recognition in the industry. We have more to do, as
Egypt continues to act as a strategic gateway between East and West, thanks to
not just infrastructure like the Suez Canal, but also, bold governmental
reforms aimed at fostering increasingly free trade.
Trade with the US more than doubled in value last year,
and the country's infrastructure continues to improve with major investments in
its roads and waterways.
All this bodes well for our team and I'm looking forward to continue fostering
both freight and digital transformation projects in the region."
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