Global DHL CEO optimistic about Africa’s potential

Addis Ababa city EthiopiaAfrica's rapid growth has revealed positive progress in the commerce sector but it is yet to overcome challenges to unlock its full potential, according to Ken Allen, CEO of Global DHL. (Image source: DHL)Global DHL CEO Ken Allen has said that the logistics firm will attempt to motivate its employees across Africa by focussing on the continent's potential to become a stable and lucrative hub for global commerce

Ahead of his visits to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa, Allen has said that countries in the region have shown positive progress and are yet to unlock their full potential.

“Much has been said around Africa’s potential and, while it currently only contributes three per cent of the global GDP, it is still the fastest growing continent," stated Allen.

“We have seen positive economic indicators from countries across sub-Saharan Africa - Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda to name a few – and I believe we will continue to see Africa improve its standing on the international business stage.”

“The major challenge for Africa and, primarily for us as logistics operators, is to improve infrastructure - whether this is road infrastructure or air capacity,” he added.

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