DHL Express Announces a Remarkable Achievement at the 14th Annual Edition of Regional CIO Summit

Ranked 1st place in the logistics industry and 6th in the region among top 50 senior technology executives.

Dubai, 18 April 2021: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, recently announced that the Senior Director of IT & Logistics UAE and Regional Head of Digitalization Praveen Sashi, has been ranked first place in the logistics industry and sixth in the region on the CIO Middle East top 50 list, which recognizes leading senior technology executives driving innovation, strengthening resiliency, and influencing rapid change in the Middle East region.

The CIO50 Middle East awards ceremony was held virtually in February 2021 as part of this year’s IDC Middle East CIO Summit, where a large number of nominees from across industries and the region were narrowed down to 50 winners. Nominees were evaluated based on three core pillars; innovation, leadership, and resiliency. The CIO50 Middle East awards were launched to honor transformational, inspiring, and enduring IT Executives and their teams, who succeeded in spurring growth and introducing technological innovations across their organisation, especially in spite of the challenges and volatility brought upon by the pandemic during the past year.

This award stands testament to DHL’s efforts in driving innovation, digitalization, and enabling its employees to deliver on its business priorities – improving customer and employee experience while focusing on operational efficiency. In a world of constant change, DHL Express remains committed to adopting digital transformation and creating an environment for its employees that fosters creativity and innovation, while nurturing new ideas and strategies in order to achieve its business agenda as a leading logistics company.

Commenting on this occasion, Praveen Sashi said: “It’s an increasingly digital world, through technology, innovation, and resilience our IT superstars helped deliver excellence through many great stories that underscore outstanding teamwork, passion, and a can-do attitude. After all, technology is about enabling people more than anything else. So, it was a truly proud moment for our team’s effort to be recognized at the IDG CIO Middle East awards 2021. “

DHL’s Chief Information Officer – MENA, Charbel El-Achkar said: “It gives us great pleasure that Praveen Sashi has emerged among the top 50 technology leaders in the Middle East by CIO-IDG. This award is a great recognition of the outstanding team we have in MENA and reiterates our ongoing commitment to driving and enabling digitalisation in the region, as a leader in the logistics field. With the qualified professionals and advanced technologies at hand, we are certainly able to deliver our purpose of connecting people and improving lives in today’s digital world.”

Over the past years, DHL achieved key milestones including improving its IT landscape with upgrades to back-end systems, standardization of applications. This has laid the foundation and necessary groundwork for its digital transformation program, led by Praveen Sashi, allowing the company to prepare for future growth through the implementation of tools such as data science, robotics, RPA and blockchain.

DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 400,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 66 billion euros in 2020. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.

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