De Bok replaces Gilbert on DPDHL Group board

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Oscar de Bok will join the board of management at Deutsche Post DHL Group, replacing John Gilbert who is leaving for personal reasons.

The 52-year-old who has Business Law and Private Law degrees from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands will take up the role on 1 October.

De Bok joined Deutsche Post DHL Group in 1999 after the acquisition of Nedlloyd where he held various sales and project management roles.

He rose to be managing director of DHL Supply Chain for several countries and regions such as Italy, the Nordics and Southeast Asia.

Most recently he has held the role of chief executive officer of DHL Supply Chain Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Dr Nikolaus von Bomhard, chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Post DHL Group says: “We regretfully accept John’s resignation from the Board of Management and express our sincere gratitude for his 25 years of successful service to the company. He moved the division to the next level by accelerating profitability, enhancing the portfolio and thereby fostering the position of DHL Supply Chain as undisputed industry leader.”

Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group says: “Oscar de Bok successfully lead DHL Supply Chain businesses in both Asia Pacific and Europe which makes him the right person at the right time to continue the journey of growing our logistics business through operational excellence, accelerated digitalisation, employee engagement and customer centricity.”