Anil Khanna recognised with the "Outstanding Entrepreneur Award"

Mumbai : November, 18, 2009:

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd. has been recognised with the "Outstanding Entrepreneur Award" for showing exceptional persistence, resolution and courage in leading Blue Dart, especially during the recent downturn in the Indian business scenario. The award was conferred at the Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2009 India in a glittering ceremony at Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.

First held in Malaysia, The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards recognises business leaders for outstanding entrepreneurship as judged by an independent jury. These Awards are accorded to the exemplary few who have shown outstanding performance in the communication of their visions, brands and strategies. The objective is to enhance the awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship amongst the general public and in turn, stimulate the growth of brands and enterprises both locally and regionally. Started as an initiative to identify and recognise outstanding entrepreneurship, the APEA have now evolved into a credible, highly desired award in Asia Pacific.

Since taking over as the Managing Director of Blue Dart in 2007, Anil Khanna has led the organization successfully with a clear strategic vision, focus on customers, customized value propositions and cost rationalization, thereby consolidating Blue Dart's leadership position and ensuring short-term profitability in the backdrop of long term business sustainable plans. Under Anil's leadership, Blue Dart has broadened its strategic focus from being an air express company since inception to providing time definite, priority, deferred as well as industry specific solutions in air and ground express segments. Today, Blue Dart is one of the most admired business organisations in the country with its unparalleled performance.

Anil is a passionate believer in the 'People-First' philosophy, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and empowerment. He has given shape to two major quality initiatives in Blue Dart - First Choice & Net Promoter Approach (NPA) that has brought in global standards of service excellence for the industry. Anil also believes that business thrives where the society does; he has been constantly encouraging various Corporate Responsibility Initiatives at Blue Dart, by himself participating and being a part of them.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express on receiving the award said, "I am very pleased to be recognised with such a great honour. I would like to share this award with all our employees, customers and service partners who help us run the show. This award not only reinforces our commitment to continue satisfying customer requirements but also encourages us to deliver way beyond their expectations. We remain dedicated to our vision of 'being the best and setting the pace' and delivering growth for Indian businesses."

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart, South Asia's premier number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and Logistics Company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 21,479 locations in India.

As part of the DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

Blue Dart received the Business Superbrand status (amongst 1699 brands) and Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award, both for 4 years in a row. It has been listed as one of the Forbes 'Best under a Billion' companies in Asia. Blue Dart received the Amity HR Excellence Awards 3 times consecutively and was listed 2 times in the Dun & Bradstreet top 500 companies of India. Blue Dart has been conferred the Asia Brand Congress - Brand Leadership Award in 2008 and the World Brand Congress - Brand Leadership Award in 2009 and acknowledged as the Best Service Provider of the Year 2009 at the ELSC Awards. The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

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Dated :November, 2009

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