06/24/2016, 11:35 AM CEST

Deutsche Post DHL Group appoints Melanie Kreis as new Chief Financial Officer

Kreis follows Lawrence A. Rosen who will retire on 30 September 2016.

Since 2014, Melanie Kreis (45) has been Member of the Board for Human Resources at Deutsche Post DHL Group.

  • Kreis follows Lawrence A. Rosen who will retire on 30 September 2016

Bonn - The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post DHL Group has accepted with regret the resignation of Lawrence A. Rosen (58), Chief Financial Officer, from the Board of Management of Deutsche Post DHL Group. After more than seven years as a highly regarded CFO of the leading global mail and logistics company and over thirteen years as CFO of DAX-listed companies, Lawrence A. Rosen wishes to retire on 30 September 2016. "Larry Rosen very successfully implemented a long-term capital markets strategy and established truly world class finance processes and practices. As a result, Larry has made significant contributions to the market position of Deutsche Post DHL Group", said Wulf von Schimmelmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Post DHL Group. "On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I want to thank Larry for his great leadership. We respect his wish to spend more time with his family, going forward."

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post DHL Group has named Melanie Kreis (45), as successor to Lawrence A. Rosen as Deutsche Post DHL Group CFO. Since 2014, Melanie Kreis has been Member of the Board for Human Resources, Deutsche Post DHL Group and will retain this responsibility on an interim basis. 

Melanie Kreis  started her career with McKinsey & Company in 1997, before moving to Apax Partners Private Equity. She joined Deutsche Post DHL in 2004, to focus on international M&A projects. Following the Group's acquisition of Exel in 2005, she moved to Bracknell, U.K., to lead the overall Logistics integration effort. Melanie Kreis was instrumental in planning and executing the sale of Postbank to Deutsche Bank. Prior to joining the Board, Melanie was Chief Financial Officer of DHL Express.

"Melanie Kreis has significantly improved our HR processes, reinforced a trustful and constructive dialogue with our social partner and further strengthened our international HR focus. As an experienced leader with proven expertise in finance, including a broad range of management competencies, she will make an important contribution towards the successful execution of Strategy 2020", said Frank Appel , CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group.