Deutsche Post DHL Group will reorganise its Post-eCommerce-Parcel (PeP) division, separating it into German and international divisions from 1 January 2019.
The division focusing on post and parcels in Germany will be renamed Post & Paket Deutschland and remain under interim leadership of Group CEO, Frank Appel.
The international parcel and e-commerce business, previously DHL Parcel Europe and DHL eCommerce will be as a standalone business called DHL eCommerce Solutions under the leadership of Ken Allen.
DHL says having one operating division fully dedicated to the German post and parcel business will ensure more stringent execution of the previously announced PeP turnaround plan.
The plan includes improved yield management, indirect cost reduction and productivity improvement measures, and creating the division will mean the group is better positioned to leverage opportunities within the e-commerce logistics sector.
Deutsche Post DHL Group chairman of the supervisory board, Dr Nikolaus von Bomhard thanked Allen for his work in the Express division, saying it is now the most profitable division.
He says: “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, having joined the company in 1986 and serving as CEO in Asia Pacific, EEMEA and Europe, as well as leading the global sales, marketing and customer service functions of the DHL Express division as global commercial head.
Commenting on Pearson’s new role, Appel says: “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.”