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Change at the top for DHL

[ December 8, 2021   //   ]

Deutsche Post DHL Group has started a top leadership transition, extending Frank Appel’s contract as group chief executive from the end of his previous contract on 31 October 2022 until 4 May 2023 but with Tobias Meyer due take over thereafter. Meyer joined the company in 2013 and has held a wide variety of positions and has been chief executive of Post & Parcel Germany and a member of the DPDHL Management Board since March 2019. As part of the transition, he will take over the corporate function global business services from Frank Appel in July 2022, and hand over his role as chief executive Post & Parcel Germany to current chief sales officer, Nikola Hagleitner. The supervisory board has also extended the contract of DHL Supply Chain chief executive Oscar de Bok for another five years to 30 September 2027. 

Frank Appel said: “After careful consideration, I have decided not to remain for another full term in office. I do this totally convinced that Deutsche Post DHL Group is led by an exceptional management team and supported by highly engaged employees. In Tobias Meyer, we have a top class manager and great colleague to follow as the next DPDHL Group chief exeuctive. Under his leadership, Post & Parcel Germany successfully managed the turnaround. I couldn’t have hoped for a better successor.”