Deutsche Post DHL – New CEO Named

In preparation for Frank Appel’s retirement as Deutsche Post DHL Group CEO in 2023, its Post & Parcel Germany CEO, Tobias Meyer has been named as his successor. As a first step, Meyer will take over responsibility for the Corporate Function Global Business Services from July next year.

Appel’s contract was set to end on October 31, 2022 but this has now been extended until May 4th, 2023, though he will remain in post until the Deutsche Post DHL Group Annual General Meeting that year.

Meyer joined the Group in 2013 and has worked in a variety of roles including Head of Corporate Development, Chief Operations Officer at DHL Global Forwarding, and Head of Operations and IT at Post & Parcel Germany. He took up the role of CEO of Post & Parcel Germany in March 2019.

“In Tobias Meyer we have a recognized expert of the company taking over as DPDHL Group CEO. He is the ideal choice to continue the very successful path the company has charted. With Strategy 2025, the Management Board successfully executes along the major megatrends of Digitalization, Sustainability, Globalization, and eCommerce”, said Dr. Nikolaus von Bomhard, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG.

Von Bomhard added: “We thank Frank Appel for his support to assure this seamless transition. Frank Appel’s performance during his more than 13 years at the top of DPDHL Group has been outstanding. He made the company into a leading global logistics powerhouse that connects people and markets, thereby enabling global trade. Under Appel’s leadership, the company has posted one record after the next. Deutsche Post DHL Group has much to thank him for.”

Frank Appel added, “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 CEO. Under his leadership, Post & Parcel Germany successfully managed the turnaround. I couldn’t have hoped for a better successor.”

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