Dachser Air and Sea appoints Podestá as COO

By Damian Brett

Edoardo Podestá

Dachser has appointed Edoardo Podestá as chief operations officer (COO) of its Air & Sea Logistics business.

Podestá replaces Jochen Müller who agreed with Dachser not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020. Müller will stop working for Dachser with immediate effect.

The forwarder said that Müller was responsible for developing the air and sea freight business into a network company with operations worldwide, thereby “putting in place the foundations for globally integrated supply chain solutions for our customers”.

“It is thanks to his commitment that the structures to support the future expansion of the air and sea freight business could be further cemented,” the company said. “Dachser is grateful to Jochen Müller for all his hard work over the years and for the mutual trust upon which it was based, and wishes him every success in his personal and professional life in the future.”

Podestá is described as a seasoned Dachser manager. The 57-year-old Italian joined Dachser back in 2003 as part of the management team for the Züst Ambrosetti Far East Ltd. joint venture after Dachser had taken full control.

In recognition of his expansion of the air and sea freight business in Asia, he was appointed managing director of the Asia Pacific business unit in 2014. 

“Edoardo Podestá combines his success as an entrepreneur and strong leadership skills with his profound knowledge of the Asian and global air and sea freight markets,” said Bernhard Simon, Dachser chief executive.

“As COO Air & Sea Logistics, he will continue to expand our intercontinental network for air and sea freight and link it even more closely with our European overland transport network.”   

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