Deutsche Post World Net appoints new CFO

In its meeting on September 14th, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG decided on changes to the Executive Management Board

Bonn, (PresseBox) - Effective October 1st, John Allan (59) will assume responsibility as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based in Bonn, the headquarters of Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN). Allan is already a member of the Deutsche Post World Net Executive Management Board and responsible for Logistics, based in Bracknell/London. In future, he will also take over the Global Business Services (GBS), the Group’s Shared Services such as IT, Procurement, Real Estate, or Legal Services.

Allan was a successful CEO of UK-companies for eleven years. Until the acquisition of Exel by Deutsche Post World Net in 2005 he was the CEO of Exel plc, which he created by the merger of several companies into the global leader in the supply chain industry. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Audit Committees of various well-known FTSE-100 companies. His financial experiences include M&A, Cash Management, Controlling and Accounting as well as Financial Reporting. Allan is well connected and highly respected in the London financial community and is well known and recognized for steering an organization close to capital markets expectations. He will assume the responsibility for Deutsche Post World Net’s new capital markets strategy, which will be presented to the market on November 8th.

Frank Appel (46) will take over Allan’s current position as Head of the Logistics division in Bracknell, effective October 1st. Appel ran the DHL Logistics business prior to the Exelacquisition and is currently on the Executive Management Board in charge of Global Business Services (GBS), Mail International and Global Customer Solutions (GCS). While Allan takes over GBS after Appel successfully established these Shared Services functions, the latter will keep his responsibility as Head of GCS, the unit which manages the relationships with Deutsche Post World Net’s top 100 customers. Appel will also continue to run Mail International, Corporate Regulatory Management as well as the “First 2/2 Choice”-program, which is Deutsche Post World Net’s quality and customer service improvement initiative.

Edgar Ernst (55) informed the Supervisory Board that he wishes to step down as CFO on September 30th. He intends to focus on his academic career. Since 2006, Ernst has an honorary professorship at the highly reputed business school WHU in Koblenz-Vallendar. The Supervisory Board accepted Ernst’s intention and expressed its gratefulness for his long-term and successful executive management service at the DPWN board. Ernst was instrumental for positioning the former state-owned postal office to a leading global logistics player. He was also key to the success of the IPOs of Deutsche Post in 2000 and Deutsche Postbank in 2004.

Deutsche Post World Net

Deutsche Post World Net is the world's leading logistics group. Its integrated Deutsche Post, DHL and Postbank brands offer tailored, customer-focused solutions for the management and transport of goods, information and payments through a global network combined with local expertise. Deutsche Post World Net is also the leading provider of dialogue marketing services, with a unique portfolio of efficient outsourcing and system solutions for the mail business. The Group generated revenue of ¤63 billion in 2007. With currently some 500,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories Deutsche Post World Net is one of the largest employers worldwide.

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