Ude steps down; Appel promotes DHL courier man

ON 9 March Air Cargo News broke the news that Hermann Ude, DHL Global Forwarding’s chief executive officer, is leaving the company.

This has prompted DHL chief executive officer Frank Appel to issue a statement on the matter. DHL has now confirmed that Ude has stepped down from his role on mutual consent and will leave the business on 31 March, following a difference of opinion for the German company’s future.

DHL has replaced Ude with a man whose background is in the express side of the business rather than cargo. Roger Crook (pictured) is now responsible for DHL Global Forwarding, freight. He was previously in charge of DHL Express Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Until DHL Express names a successor, Ken Allen, chief executive officer of DHL Express, will take over the responsibilities of Roger Crook.

Full the full story read the next issue on 21 March.


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