Tobias Meyer to become DHL Group CEO in May 2023

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Tobias Meyer, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL’s Post and Parcel (P&P) Germany division, is set to become the group’s CEO in May 2023.

Meyer joined the company in 2013 and has held a variety of positions including head of corporate development, chief operations officer at DHL Global Forwarding and head of operations and IT at P&P Germany. He has been CEO of P&P Germany and a member of the DPDHL management board since March 2019.

Nikola Hagleitner, the current chief sales officer at P&P Germany, will take over as CEO of the division on July 1, 2022 and become a member of the management board. Hagleitner has been with the company since 2005 and has worked in three of the five divisions at Deutsche Post DHL Group, gaining experience across operations, sales and business development. Frank Appel will continue to serve as group CEO until the annual general meeting (AGM) in 2023. To enable this, the supervisory board of Deutsche Post AG has extended Appel’s contract until May 4, 2023.

Appel commented, “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 (P&P) Germany successfully managed the turnaround. I couldn’t have hoped for a better successor.”

Dr Nikolaus von Bomhard, chairman of the supervisory board, said, “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 e-commerce. We thank Frank Appel for his support to ensure 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.”

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