Thursday, September 30, 2010

DHL Shake Up With Appointment Of New Express Logistics Bosses

European, Asian/Pacific and Middle East Management Changes
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – DHL Express, part of Deutsche Post DHL, have announced the appointments of new Chief Executive Officers in two of their divisions, DHL Express Europe and DHL Express for the Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe and Middle East (APEM) regions. In Europe John Pearson, 47 moves into the top job whilst continuing to chair the Customer Service Executive Committee of the DHL Global Express Board. In the APEM division Roger Crook, 53 will take over as from 1st January next year having headed the Americas region as CEO and having worked at DHL for twenty years.

In his new position, Mr Crook will further sharpen DHL Express’ focus on the international cross border shipping business in the APEM region by also concentrating on freight movements for multinational corporations and small and medium enterprises. He will continue leading DHL Express’ Global Sales and E-commerce teams.

Mr Pearson has worked at DHL even longer, twenty four years in which he has held a plethora of roles including the mantle now assumed by Roger Crook as APEM boss. Driving the company’s business in Europe, Pearson will continue the strategic work that DHL Express global CEO Ken Allen, 55, has initiated and spearheaded in Europe. In a program to further sharpen DHL Express’ focus on the international cross border shipping business,

Allen and the Express management team have already improved DHL Express’ underlying EBIT from Euro minus 55 million in the first half of 2009 to an Euro 352 million underlying EBIT in the first half of 2010. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 46 billion euros in 2009 employing around 300,000 people operating in over 220 countries.