Dr Frank Appel

Chief Executive Officer (until 05/04/2023)
Global Business Services (until 06/30/2022)

  • Born in 1961
  • Nationality German
  • CEO since Feb. 2008
  • Appointed until May 2023

Department Chief Executive Officer

Functions Corporate Center

  • Board Services
  • Corporate Communications, Sustainability & Brand
  • Corporate Development & Corporate First Choice
  • Corporate Executives
  • Corporate Legal
  • Corporate Office
  • Corporate Public Affairs
  • Group CISO


Functions Global Business Services

  • Corporate Procurement
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • DHL Consulting
  • Finance & HR Services
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • IT Group Functions
  • IT Services
  • Mobility (Fleet Management)

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1989: MSc. Chemistry, University of Munich, Germany
  • 1993: PhD. Neurobiology, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, Switzerland

Career development

  • 1993: McKinsey & Co., Germany: Consultant and Project Manager
  • 1999: McKinsey & Co.: Election to Partner - Member of German Business Management
  • 2000: Deutsche Post AG: Managing Director, Corporate Development
  • 2002: Deutsche Post AG: Member of the Board of Management
  • 2008: Deutsche Post AG: Chief Executive Officer

Mandates Dr Frank Appel

Membership of supervisory boards required by law:
Fresenius Management SE (Supervisory Board)
Deutsche Telekom AG (Supervisory Board, Chair)

Membership of comparable bodies:
currently no mandates