Olaf Schabirosky has been promoted from managing director to CEO of Hermes Germany with immediate effect. His previous responsibilities will be taken over by Hendrik Schneider who currently operates as managing director of Otto Shared Services – a subsidiary of Hermes’s parent company Otto Group.
Current CEO Frank Rausch and chief operating officer Dirk Rahn have decided to leave Hermes Germany by mutual agreement.
Kay Schiebur, member of the Otto Group executive board for services, said, “I would like to thank Frank Rausch and Dirk Rahn for their strong commitment. Through the success of their efforts over many years, they have played a key role in establishing the Hermes Group as one of the leading logistics companies in Europe, thereby making a valuable contribution to the Otto Group. We wish them all the best and great success in the future both professionally and personally.”
Schabirosky began his corporate career with the Otto Group in 1994 and has since served as managing director in Korea and director of strategic projects for purchasing management. In 2014, he was appointed managing director of Hermes Germany where he was responsible for the areas of finance IT, digital lab, consulting and projects, HR, legal and central services.
“I am extremely delighted that two successful and strong leaders, Olaf Schabirosky and Hendrik Schneider, take over these key positions at the helm of Hermes Germany and give themselves the task of refocusing the company in a very demanding competitive environment”, added Schiebur.