- 14 July 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Boris Winkelmann has been made Chairman and CEO of GeoPost that trades as DPDgroup. Winkelmann came into the post on 25th June following the retirement of Paul-Marie Chavanne.
GeoPost was formed in 1999 and has developed the biggest European delivery network under its commercial brand, DPDgroup.
As part of the accession plans, Winkelmann became Executive Vice President of DPDgroup on 1st February, in which role he has been the driving force behind the Group’s agility and resilience during the pandemic.
Thanking the Group for its confidence in his leadership, Winkelmann said: “I would like to express my gratitude to Paul-Marie Chavanne, my predecessor, for his 20 years of loyal service to this company and recognise his exceptional talent in making the Group a leader in our industry with a record of continued achievements and profitable growth.”
“Now, as we move forward from this crisis, our businesses face considerable challenges and exciting opportunities to shape the future of our sector. At DPDgroup, we are prepared for both high growth in e-commerce and to be the leader in sustainable delivery. Our people and planet are our priority, with commercial success and sustainability commitments working hand in hand.”
Winkelmann concluded: “DPDgroup has worked to diversify its B2B expertise with B2C activity since 2008. This strategic move has proven a key asset to successfully managing the evolution of the market. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated our plans by 3 to 5 years.”