DHL announces new Commercial Executive Vice PresidentBonn, 10/02/2008, 11:30 AM CEST
Kerschbaumer, who previously fulfilled the role as EVP of Corporate Development at DPWN, will report directly to DHL Express CEO, John Mullen and will be responsible for directing the global commercial function for the Express division.
He succeeds John Pearson who has recently taken up the Express EEMEA CEO role.
DHL Express CEO, John Mullen said: "George brings with him a wealth of experience in branding, strategy development and sales and marketing which will ensure he has the necessary skills to steer the commercial function of the Express business amidst new challenges and uncharted paths."
Kerschbaumer said: "This role is very well established, however despite the difficult times the world economy is experiencing at present, I am eager to take on new challenges and set new benchmarks for the global DHL Express business."
A seasoned professional, Kerschbaumer has over a decade of experience in strategy and marketing and has lead various successful Group-wide projects such as the customer- focused management program - First Choice - aimed at elevating service levels.
He has also advanced partnerships with Formula 1 and Fashion Week and been involved in several high profile mergers and acquisitions for the Group - most notably successfully concluding the strategic partnership with Williams Lea and the recent deal with Lufthansa Cargo thereby establishing the Aerologic joint venture to expand the intercontinental air network for DHL Express.
An Austrian national, Kerschbaumer started his career at DPWN in May, 2005 and prior to that, was a partner in the Sales & Marketing Practice at McKinsey for ten years where he led global marketing projects for a number of global blue chip clients.
He also has an outstanding academic record holding a PhD in Business Administration from Vienna University, a Diploma in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's degree in European Business from the European School of Business, Reutlingen/London.