Hellmann appoints new chief of commercial

By Damian Brett

Patrick Oestreich, Hellmann

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Patrick Oestreich as its chief commercial officer (CCO), succeeding Jens Möller who took over the position on an interim basis in August of last year.

As CCO and member of the executive board, Oestreich will be responsible for the global sales leadership team, which manages the worldwide sales activities of all product areas. He takes over the role on April 1. 

Oestreich has 20 years of international sales experience in the logistics industry and has worked for Deutsche Post/DHL/Danzas, UTi Germany and held various management positions in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region at Schenker from 2007 to 2018, most recently serving as senior vice president road brokerage and land transport in Europe.

For the last two and a half years, Oestreich has been responsible for strategic sales and account management in Europe as senior vice president at XPO Logistics. 

Reiner Heiken, chief executive, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, said:  “In recent years, our focus has been on further developing the size and quality of our global sales organization in terms of quality and quantity, thus creating an important prerequisite for profitable sustainable growth across all product segments and markets.

“The optimised sales structure has successfully passed the stress test of a very challenging year 2020, and now we want to continue driving our growth agenda forward on this solid basis together with Patrick Oestreich and the international team. In particular, we will expand digital sales to provide solutions to the changes in the marketplace and thus our customers’ requirements for an innovative logistics service provider.”

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