From SARS to trucking – meet the new man at the helm of DHL Express SA

2019-02-08 09:26
One of DHL’s long haul trucks. Looking good on the N1.

There’s a new man at the head of DHL Express South Africa. His name is Jed Michaletos who took up his new position as managing director DHL Express South Africa last month and will be responsible for driving business growth for the company in South Africa, with a strong focus on enhancing customer experience, employee engagement and service quality. 

Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, says the logistics sector is facing rapid changes driven by globalization, regulation and innovation, which is creating opportunities for those able to adapt. “Strong leadership is imperative in order to develop and implement plans to effectively leverage these trends in order to drive growth in all regions.”

Jed Michaletos who took up his position as managing director DHL Express South Africa.

Jed Michaletos who took up his position as managing director DHL Express South Africa.

Michaletos joins DHL Express from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), where he held the position of Chief Officer of Customs and Excise for two years. During his time in this role, he gained invaluable experience on the continent as chairman of the East and Southern African region for the World Customs Organization at the Governing Council and Policy Commissions.

Prior to his role at SARS, Michaletos spent 18 years at Deloitte & Touche where he held a number of positions – most notably Partner/Director from 2009 to 2015. He believes that this role greatly contributed to his ability to provide strategic leadership and oversight while directing large teams to achieve excellent results.

Michaletos is excited to join the DHL family, especially this year, as DHL Express celebrates its 50th birthday. “It is a great honour to join the world’s most international company and I am looking forward to add to the organization’s impressive legacy.”

Michaletos is passionate about risk management and governance, which he believes to be the cornerstone of business. “I believe that honesty and integrity are not negotiable in business. This, combined with a strong focus on motivated people and customer centricity, will provide the foundation for taking our business in South Africa to new heights,” he says.

Congratulations on your appointment and FleetWatch wishes you well on your new road. Keep those trucks looking good out there.

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