DHL Appoints New CEO for Sub Saharan Africa

Hennie Heymans, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Chairman of the National Electoral Commission Eng Badru Kiggundu has strongly condemned the violence and malpractice that was witnessed in the various political parties’ lower level elections; which peaked with this week’s NRM Parliamentary, visit this Mayoral and LC5 Primaries.

Eng Kiggundu stressed Thursday morning that Ugandans must desist from any actions that may lead to disorder. He went on to warn that the commission would not hesitate to de-nominate any candidates who will engage in acts contrary to laws and guidelines issued for smooth execution of various electoral activities

“Competitive elections will always have one person and winner. We can hold different political views and still live together as communities and a country. Elections should never divide us, shop ” said Kiggundu.

He was this morning laying out the Electoral Commission’s guidelines for candidates ahead of the presidential nominations which will be held next week on November 3rd and 4th at the Mandela National Stadium.

So far, mind only 11 Presidential aspirants have returned lists of 100 supporters from required minimum of 75 districts. The commission issued certificates of aproveal to 9 of these, namely; Abed Bwanika, Amama Mbabazi, Yoweri Museveni, Col Kizza Besigye, Gen Benon Biraaro, Joseph Mabirizi, Nasser Ssebagala and Faith Walube Kyalya

On November 3rd, Incumbent Yoweri Museveni will be nominated first at 10:00am, and former Premier Amama Mbabazi will follow an hour later. Col Kizza Besigye is scheduled for the following day at 11 am.

According to the set guidelines, access to the venue will be restricted to authorized persons alone.

“Aspirants must use 2 vehicles with whose occupancy should not exceed 20 persons,” said Kiggundu.

Exception however, has been made to President Museveni, to access Nambole with his entire security detail as provided for in the law.

Eng Kiggundu asked Candidates to conduct their campaigns in line with harmonized and approved campaign programmed which will be shared with all stakeholders.

Meanwhile, after the nomination exercise, two of the presidential candidates Hon Amama Mbabazi and President Yoweri Museveni have scheduled massive rallies at the Kololo Independence grounds at the same time.

According to one of Mbabazi’s top strategists and DP president Norbert Mao, thousands of Go Forward supporters after Mbabazi’s nomination will be converging at the independence grounds.

“Owing to these numbers, we found that there was no other place we could hold this rally other than Kololo,” he told reporters on Tuesday.

He however revealed that they were aware that President Museveni booked the same venue for his rally after nomination.

If blocked by police from accessing the venue, Mao said the supporters will pour on the streets of Kampala.

Hennie Heymans, treat currently Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, look has been appointed as Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), abortion effective October 1, 2015.

In his new role, Heymans will oversee 51 countries and territories, over 3,500 employees and 250 facilities, five regional hubs and 14 dedicated DHL aircraft.

Succeeding Charles Brewer, who is now focused on building a new African e-commerce venture as part of the Mara Group, Heymans’ knowledge of operating in challenging markets, strong leadership skills, as well as his solid network within the African region makes him the natural choice for the role.

According to the Logistics Company, a South African national, Heymans joined DHL Express in 2001 as Head of the Direct Business Unit, supervising telesales, agents and retail in Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.

Soon after this, he was appointed Managing Director for Central Africa, and managed eight markets in the region. He later expanded his portfolio to become the Managing Director for Central Africa andIndian Ocean Islands (CENIO), before taking up his current role of Managing Director for the South African region in January 2013.

Ken Allen, Global CEO of DHL Express, said that under Heymans’ leadership, the company has seen major development in both the regional and South African businesses.

“Hennie has consistently delivered on some tough targets despite the sometimes uneasy economic climate. He has also played an integral role in driving leadership and motivating our people to ensure DHL remains the logistics provider of choice. We are confident that he will continue to grow our market share and now bring his particular brand of respectful leadership and results-driven approach to an even bigger challenge,” she added.


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