Amod Date, Vice President for HR, DHL Express Singapore

Amod Date of DHL Express Singapore is part of the HRD Asia Hot List 2018

Hot List 2018

Vice President for HR

2017 was a banner year for Amod Date and his team, as DHL was recognised yet again as a top employer and best employer, and was the only logistics company to be named a Great Workplace in Singapore, ranking sixth on Aon Hewitt's list. The results of DHL's annual employee opinion survey have shown that the 'Active Leadership' indicator rose to above 90% for the second consecutive year. Date attributes this to the success of the company's Supervisory Excellence program, which focuses on equipping first-time managers with leadership skills.

As the logistics industry faces disruption with the introduction of new technologies such as autonomous cars and drones, and robotics involved in warehousing, Date and his team have been busy upskilling DHL's employees, offering roadshows and workshops to prepare them for the changes on the horizon. Following their lead, the senior management team is actively engaging the managers next in line to help them embrace an evolving mindset and prepare them to anticipate expectations for the future, on top of handling day-to-day responsibilities.