MIAMI–DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, has announced the appointment of Nikola Hagleitner as the new global head of its sub-division Industrial Projects. Effective from October 22, 2013, she will be responsible for the worldwide expansion of DHL’s already solid base of business in this area and thus the overarching goal of becoming the number one project forwarder. Hagleitner will continue to report directly to Roger Crook, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.
“As Global Head of Business Strategy, Nikola Hagleitner played a crucial role in helping to steer our transformation and change programs as well as designing and implementing our Good to Great strategy. I am confident that we have found the ideal person to take up this job and that she will pave the way for a successful growth story of our Industrial Projects segment,” said Roger Crook, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.
Most recently Hagleitner has been the Global Head of Business Strategy in DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. In her new position she continues to be a member of the global management board of the business unit. She has extensive experience in country, regional and global project management from her previous career stations with DHL’s Inhouse Consulting and DHL Express. She has led many improvement projects around the globe, including several changes in joint venture structures and merger & acquisition activities.
Industrial Projects is an extremely important business unit for DHL Global Forwarding’s future growth plans. The scope of work within the division typically involves the transportation of heavy lift and regular cargo from ex works to the project location, including import customs clearance and final delivery to job site. Additionally, DHL offers value added services such as route (including lock, rail and bridge) surveys, transportation engineering, special cargo liability insurance and Material Management System (MMS). DHL aims to become the logistics partner of choice for the world’s leading Oil & Energy companies, EPC contractors, and OEMs through global coverage and proven track record in HSSE and compliance.