DHL Express appoints MD Germany

Mustafa Tonguç. Photo: DHL Express

DHL Express has appointed Mustafa Tonguç as managing director, Germany.

Tonguç was previously managing director of DHL Express in Turkey, and has been in his new position since the beginning of June.

He succeeds Markus Reckling, who has moved to a role in the divisional board of Post & Parcel Germany. In his new position, Tonguç reports to John Pearson, chief executive, DHL Express.

Tonguç started his career in Deutsche Post DHL Group in 1997 as an operations agent in the Frankfurt hub. Since then, he has held various roles within the hubs and gateways organisation, including the Leipzig hub.

In 2011, he became managing director performance and programmes Europe to further improve service quality within the European Express organisation.

In 2014, he moved to Turkey as head of operations, then became head of sales before taking on the position as managing director Turkey in May 2021.

As managing director in Germany, his focus will be on the expansion of a modernised infrastructure, which has been a major focus at DHL Express in recent years, as well as employee engagement. 

“Mustafa Tonguç has achieved a number of successes in his many years with the Group,” said Pearson. “These include, most recently in Turkey, the implementation of a state-of-the-art operational infrastructure and the improvement of service quality.

“This has been particularly visible with the opening of one of the most technologically advanced DHL Express sites at the new Istanbul airport. In addition, thanks to Mustafa Tonguç’s leadership, the Turkish sales team has achieved a major commercial turnaround, transforming Turkey from a volume-driven mindset to one of the most profitable countries in Europe.”

Pearson added: “For DHL Express Germany, his diverse experience in different positions and strong focus on customers and employees will be an asset.” 

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