DHL to establish e-commerce division under Ken Allen leadership

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Sep 18, 2018: Deutsche Post DHL’s international parcel and e-commerce businesses will be established as a standalone division, DHL eCommerce Solutions, under the leadership of Corporate Board Member Ken Allen.

The logistics giant informed that it is separating its e-commerce business from its Post - eCommerce - Parcel (PeP) division, in order to allow for dedicated focus on the Post and Parcel business in Germany and to leverage the tremendous growth opportunities in the e-commerce sector. 

Having one operating division of the Group fully dedicated to the German post and parcel business will ensure even more stringent execution of the previously announced PeP turnaround plan. 

At the same time, by creating the DHL eCommerce Solutions division, the Group will be better positioned to leverage opportunities within the booming e-commerce logistics sector in Europe and around the world.

"Ken Allen has successfully shaped the Express strategy and has led the division on an unparalleled growth trajectory by unlocking its revenue and profit potential. With his relentless focus on the core principles of customer centricity, employee engagement and profitable growth, Ken established truly world-class processes within the Express division, making it the most profitable division of Deutsche Post DHL Group," said Dr. Nikolaus von Bomhard, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG named Ken Allen as the Board member for DHL eCommerce Solutions and extended his contract to the Corporate Board of Management until 2022. Ken Allen's new mandate will include the Parcel Europe and eCommerce businesses which are currently within the existing PeP division. He will keep the responsibility for Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), and will lead the further development of the overall e-commerce strategy for the Group.

John Pearson will take over the Board mandate for DHL Express. He joined DHL Express in 1986, and served the company 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.  

"We are pleased to have John Pearson join our Corporate Board. 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," said Frank Appel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group.

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