IPC Board reshuffle

There are to be two new directors for Commercial and Technology at the International Post Corporation (IPC).

The current IPC Director of Technology Dirk Gloeckner is to be the Commercial Director after the current post holder Chris Kalla-Bishop retires. Markus Apfelbeck is to replace Gloeckner as Director of Technology.

Holger Winklbauer, CEO of IPC said, “On behalf of IPC and its entire membership, I would like to thank Chris Kalla-Bishop for his huge contribution to IPC’s development during the last 30 years and specifically for the past 12 years in his role as director Finances and HR. During his tenure, Chris strengthened IPC’s strategy and ensured IPC’s sound financial and HR management.”

Gloeckner’s role is to look at business planning and finance as well as overseeing relations with the IPC’s member organisations and customers. The Commercial Director also facilitates the inter-company remuneration and data sharing agreements.

Winklbauer added: “With his extensive background in financial as well as technology functions, and his knowledge of the international postal world, Dirk is very well placed to address the challenges IPC and its members will be facing in the years to come”.

Gloeckner said: “I am looking forward to tackling my new responsibilities, further reinforcing relations with the IPC member posts and the postal world at large and driving change”.

Apfelbeck has a background in IT at Deutsche Telekom and Allianz Insurance. He is to take up the role of IPC Technology Director in September.

Winklbauer commented: “With his solid experience in managing IT operations of different multinational blue-chip companies of different sectors and in senior management roles, Markus will further enhance and implement a sustainable IT strategy so IPC can efficiently support the current and future business demand from its shareholders and customers.”

Apfelbeck said: “I am honoured to be tasked to take IPC’s IT capacities to the next level in order to enable posts to provide a truly integrated cross-border delivery service. I look forward to continuing the work Dirk has already successfully started and provide our members with top-notch IT platforms and services”.

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