DHL Express appoints new PH country manager

Published January 23, 2022, 8:40 PM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has appointed Nigel Lockett as its new country manager in the Philippines.

Lockett took over from the previous Country Manager Nurhayati Abdullah, who has recently taken on a new regional role in DHL Express as the Head of Emerging Markets.

In this role, he will be responsible for over 1,000 employees providing express delivery services from the Philippines to 220 countries and territories across the globe.

Lockett will lead the team in leveraging critical investments in infrastructure, sustainability, and technology to meet customers’ needs and empower employees. He is also keen on driving solid pandemic operation measures, strengthening a people-first culture, and keeping an eye on DHL Express’ overall strategy and goals.

Lockett brings with him 26 years of experience working throughout the DHL Express network and has been deployed in countries such as Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines, giving him a comprehensive grasp of DHL’s operations in the Asia Pacific region. In the early 2000s, he managed the Manila Gateway, which served as the central hub of DHL’s operations in the Philippines. His accomplishments earned him a promotion to Senior Director of Operations before being named General Manager of DHL’s Bangkok Hub.

Equipped with operations expertise and first-hand experience of the local market, Lockett is fully prepared to meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities in the Philippines. “We will continue to expand our footprint to ensure we are close to our market. We want to remain as the Provider of Choice for air express logistics in the Philippines for the next 50 years,” said Lockett. “With varied facility upgrades and relocations slated for the next three years, we will ensure that we can cater continued growth, maintain our great service quality and remain a safe place to work for all. I am committed to being close to our people, customers, and partners.”

Today, DHL continues to be the pioneer in the industry, pushing automation and digitalization in its operations and laying the framework for sustainable logistics. One of Lockett’s top priorities for the company is to maintain clean operations and promote green logistics, affirmed by the recent acquisition of three electric vehicles to add to its fleet in Manila. This solidifies the country’s commitment to DHL’s global mission of reducing logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. 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”.