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Eva is the head of human resources at DHL and champion of gender inclusion. She leads the company on how to maintain a motivating, creative and diverse workplace.

Having worked in many countries leading talent management, Eva Mattheeussen is an experienced HR professional with international leadership trajectory.
As head of Human Resources for DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) Middle East & Africa, a region with over 1,900 employees of different nationalities, she has driven several strategies on people and culture with strong emphasis on gender equality, supporting business growth and employee’s satisfaction.
Eva has been at the helm of multiple teams, many of which have since garnered notable HR accolades including the most recent Top Employer certification for DHL in Middle East and Africa. Eva has been instrumental in transforming DHL Global Forwarding into a top employer in the region.

Leading Global teams


How are regional offices reopening?

My contribution to the Gulf Business article on how regional offices are handling the transition of reopening as lockdowns and restrictions ease during the COVID pandemic.


Pandemic lesson: leading with head, heart and guts

Interview for Arabian business where I share my views on why it becomes even more important to create a great place to work during these times.

Leadership during crisis

I share my views on how to support your tea during constantly changing times and the importance of learning and adapting


People and Culture

Meet the people manager at the heart of DHL's awards-winning workplace culture

An interview on how I led DHL Global Forwarding into a top employer in Middle East and Africa.


Diversity and digitalization in logistics

In this interview, I share my perspective on leadership and being an employer of choice in these unprecedented times.

The new normal

Panel of Human Resources professionals discussed the way things have changed in the new normal.

Facilitator and trainer


Connecting people, improving lives resonated more than ever

As DHL was praised for its implementation of “people-first” HR best practices in Cameroon, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, I highlighted the key drivers of our "People first" implementation

Facilitator in  #iamremarkable

Facilitator in various workshops in #iamremarkable. A Google initiative empowering woman to celebrate their achievements.

Women in leadership


Vrouwen empowerment vanuit Dubai

In this interview, I share my impressions of women empowerment in the Middle East.

DHL Global Forwarding honored with four Gold 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

"I am very proud of what we have accomplished with this project, which goes beyond building a strong community of women. It also focuses on bringing along allies to take active part in building a balanced workplace".


How the pandemic is affecting women and having more women on boards

In this wonderful interview for the Kenyan Wall Street, I share 

the journey to achieving 1 out of 3 women in the leadership and where I imagine gender diversity in 5 years. 



Recent events and workshops I have participated in or led.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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