Day In His Life

Interview with David S. Wilson, Country Manager (Qatar), DHL


NAME: David S. Wilson

DESIGNATION: Country Manager, Qatar

MY ROLE is to manage all areas of DHL’s business in Qatar. This involves everything from ensuring we deliver on our promise of time-definite deliveries to our customers to developing new business. In particular, I focus on the commercial side of the business.

MY AVERAGE DAY is not really average, every day is different with new challenges, but of course I do start the day by responding to e-mails followed by the unique issues each day presents and customer visits. In a market that is growing as rapidly as Qatar, new clients are establishing themselves here all the time, so there is always a need to visit new companies in Qatar to see how we can help them get their businesses off to a running start.

THE BEST THING ABOUT MY JOB IS in a word, people. My job is all about the people; meeting and interacting with employees, customers, potential customers, partners and government authorities. I get to deal with people from all walks of life and this makes my day very interesting.

MY PROFESSIONAL MANTRA is what gets measured gets done!

I CONSIDER MANY PEOPLE AS MY MENTORS. My grandfather was a real gentleman, and he always taught me to respect other people, and my bosses over the years have shown me how to do business in the right way – I have learned lessons from both.

I THINK THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS BOOMING, and is a really exciting place to be at the moment, especially Qatar with tremendous growth in all sectors driven by the oil and gas industry and associated infrastructure.

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I have been given is to never judge a book by its cover…often first impressions can be misleading.

I LIKE TO RELAX BY being around my family and playing or watching sport – both take me away from my daily stresses.

IF I WERE CHAIRMAN OF DHL I would go out and celebrate!

IF SOMEONE GAVE ME $1M, how I spent it would depend on whether my wife knew I had been given it!Please do not copy the content on this pagePlease do not copy the content on this pagePlease do not copy the content on this page

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