New CEO for DHL Global Forwarding Europe

Source (C): DP DHL Group/Bernd Georg

DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Tobias Schmidt chief executive of DHL Global Forwarding Europe.

Schmidt succeeds Thomas George, who has successfully managed the European organization since 2016 and will focus on his chief commercial officer role.

He will report to Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, and continue to lead the German and Swiss organization in a dual function.

George was appointed CCO earlier this year, and continue to report to Tim Scharwath as member of the Global Forwarding Board.

“We are confident that Tobias Schmidt’s entrepreneurial spirit and proven track record in the forwarding market will help DHL Global Forwarding Europe to continue to grow its market share and further strengthen the European organization for the future,” said Scharwath.

“Thomas George did an excellent job as CEO DHL Global Forwarding Europe but will now fully focus on his global role as Chief Commercial Officer. With his experience and dedication, he has been instrumental to the success of DGF Europe and hands over a high-performing organization to his successor.”

Tobias Schmidt has over 25 years in the logistics industry.

He joined the Group in April 2019 as CEO DHL Global Forwarding Germany and focused on performance improvement and business growth.

In addition, Schmidt successfully applied automated and digitized processes.

In his latest position as CEO DHL Global Forwarding Germany and Switzerland, he enhanced the market position in both countries by further leveraging the collaboration and synergies between the two countries. 

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]