Tag Archives: Personnel changes

Women in Logistics

Oh dear.  My praise for DHL’s appointment of women to senior positions is rather diminished by the following comment in their interim results for the six months ended 30th June 2014:

On 2 July 2014, Angela Titzrath, Board Member and Labour Director of Deutsche Post DHL, resigned from the Board of Management. Pending the appointment of a new Board Member for Human Resources, Dr Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, will take on the corresponding responsibilities in a dual role.

Angela Titzrath, ex-member of DP-DHL's management board
Angela Titzrath, ex-member of DP-DHL’s management board

I must have missed the original announcement, but strike one from the women’s total.

Room at the Top

Like buses, no examples for a while, then a bundle of changes turn up together.

DHL Supply Chain

In March 2014 it was announced that Bruce Edwards would be retiring and would be succeeded by John Gilbert as the Board of Management member responsible for DHL Supply Chain.

It doesn’t seem to have taken long for the ripples to flow through the organisation.  In June it was announced that:

  • Paul Graham former CEO APMEA is to become Global COO for DHL Supply Chain and CEO Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEMEA)
  • Oscar de Bok is appointed as CEO for DHL Supply Chain’s Asia-Pacific Region

In a separate announcement Graham Inglis, CEO Europe at DHL Supply Chain, has become divisional chief development officer, responsible for the growth agenda including sales and marketing and the global sector and product teams.

And in the Exel business in the Americas:

•    Scott Surredin named Chief Executive Officer of North America
•    Jose Nava appointed Chief Executive Officer of DHL Supply Chain, Latin America

All these changes appear to involve internal DHL Supply Chain people.

Ceva

Meanwhile on the good ship Ceva on 2nd July it was announced that Brett Bissell is appointed Chief Operating Officer, Contract Logistics.  I wonder if he’s known to his friends as ‘Bex’?

On 3rd June it was the appointment of Christophe Cachat as Chief Information Officer.  In May CEVA announced Michael Schaecher as Chief Operating Officer, Global Airfreight.  Two days earlier Hakan Bicil’s appointment as Chief Commercial Officer was announced.  He joins Ceva from from Panalpina where he was EVP, Head of Strategic Business Development.

These last three Ceva appointments are external.