Ad hoc: Focused reinforcement and staff rotation at top level12/14/2000
Strengthening the global alliance of companies in Europe, Asia, USA
Mr. Pat Lupo, Executive Chairman of the global Express service provider DHL International (Brussels), assumes a new function. He will be responsible for the integration of the US operations DHL Worldwide Express Inc. (San Francisco) in the USA. In order to focus on this new task, he will relinquish the position of Executive Chairman and will continue as a Member of the Board of Directors at DHL International. Mr. Rob Kuijpers will continue to be Chief Executive at Brussels based DHL International. Mr. Lupo, commenting on the background of his rotation: "The harmonisation of operations under a single global brandname 'DHL Worldwide Express' is something our customers have long requested and will enable them to access a unified service and technology platform no matter where they are located. The integration of DHL USA together with the Alliances and capital investment programmes we have recently announced will solidify our leading market position in the international express industry."
With effect from 1.1.2001, Mr. Uwe R. Dörken will become the new Executive Chairman of DHL International with his office in Brussels. Mr. Dörken is a Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Post World Net and in this function he has built up, among others, the leading European parcel network Euro Express. He will continue as a Member of the Board. As the Board Member responsible for DHL Worldwide Express he will ensure an optimum networking of the global Express activities.
With effect from 1.1.2001, Dr. Peter Kruse will succeed Mr. Dörken as Board Member responsible for Euro Express. Before, he was sole Managing Director with Bertelsmann Distribution and then Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Kühne & Nagel International AG. Since the end of 1999, Dr. Kruse has been the special representative of the Board of Management of Deutsche Post World Net and has been very successful in heading up international acquisitions in the logistics field.
Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel, Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Post World Net, emphasised: "The focused reinforcement of the top management increases the global strength of Deutsche Post World Net and thus directly benefits our customers."