Oct 11, 2019: The long-standing managing director of the Asia Pacific region will now head DACHSER's global air and sea freight business. Dachser has elevated Edoardo Podestá replacing Jochen Mueller as the chief operations officer of the air and sea logistics business.
Dachser and the current COO for air and sea logistics, Jochen Mueller, have mutually agreed not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020. Jochen Mueller will stop working for Dachser with immediate effect.
In recent years, Jochen Mueller was responsible for developing the air and sea freight business into a network company with operations worldwide, thereby putting in place the foundations for globally integrated supply chain solutions for its customers.
The 57-year-old Italian Podestá joined Dachser back in 2003 as part of the management team for the Züst Ambrosetti Far East’s joint venture after Dachser had taken full control. In recognition of his successful expansion of the air and sea freight business in Asia, he was appointed managing director of the Asia Pacific business unit in 2014.
"Edoardo Podesta combines his success as an entrepreneur and strong leadership skills with his profound knowledge of the Asian and global air and sea freight markets," says Bernhard Simon, Dachser CEO. "As COO Air and Sea Logistics, he will continue to expand our intercontinental network for air and sea freight and link it even more closely with our European overland transport network."