DP DHL to create e-commerce division headed by Ken Allen
17 / 09 / 2018
Deutsche Post DHL (DP DHL) is establishing an e-commerce division to ensure it can take advantage of the growing sector.
The German postal and logistics giant said that separating e-commerce from its Post and Parcel (PeP) division would allow the postal business to concentrate on its turnaround plans.
At the same time, by creating the DHL eCommerce Solutions division, the group will be better positioned to leverage opportunities "within the booming e-commerce logistics sector in Europe and around the world".
The supervisory board of Deutsche Post named Ken Allen as the board member for DHL eCommerce Solutions and extended his contract to the corporate board of management until 2022.
Chairman of the supervisory board of DP DHL Group Nikolaus von Bomhard said: “Ken Allen has successfully shaped the Express strategy and has led the division on an unparalleled growth trajectory by unlocking its revenue and profit potential.
“With his relentless focus on the core principles of customer centricity, employee engagement and profitable growth, Ken established truly world-class processes within the Express division, making it the most profitable division of Deutsche Post DHL Group.
"I have no doubt that the DHL eCommerce Solutions division will greatly benefit from Ken’s ability to deliver exceptional performance and value for DHL customers, using his significant experience in building networks and leading people with an inspirational style."
John Pearson will take over the board mandate for DHL Express. He joined DHL Express in 1986, and served the company as chief executive in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Europe, as well as leading the global sales, marketing and customer service functions of the DHL Express division as global commercial head.
Deutsche Post DHL group chief executive Frank Appel said: “We are pleased to have John Pearson join our Corporate Board. He has a proven track record, along with a deep understanding of the Express business.
“Not only does he have extensive operational and business experience of the Express division but John has been a key member of the leadership team running the Express division along with Ken.
“I’m confident John’s experience will prove immediately valuable to the Board, and that he will take DHL Express to new and greater heights in the years to come.”
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