DHL Express appoints Pearson as CEO

Published: Friday, January 11, 2019

John Pearson has been appointed the new CEO of DHL Express and member of the board, succeeding Ken Allen, who has become CEO of the newly established DHL eCommerce Solutions division.

Pearson previously operated as the CEO of DHL Express – Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and has been instrumental in DHL Express’s decade-long development.

Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group, said, “We are pleased to have John Pearson join our corporate board. He has a proven track record and a deep understanding of the Express business. John’s extensive operational knowledge and business experience within the division will ensure a continuation of the successful growth path of DHL Express in the years to come.”

DHL Express aims to capitalize on developments in global trade, particularly increasing e-commerce markets in Europe, the US and Asia, with significant potential for cross-border express shipping in the consumer area. The company will also look to grow B2B-driven logistics services for the automotive, banking, retail, technology, and life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Commenting on his appointment, Pearson said, “DHL Express has been a tremendous success story over the past 10 years, where its annual top line growth has made substantial financial contributions for the group. This development was very much driven by our dedication to quality, the uncompromising engagement of our 100,000 employees worldwide and the customer-centric culture. I am proud to take Express to the next level. We will use all existing channels to transform every opportunity into top line growth. We are modernizing our regional and intercontinental air fleet; we will continue to invest in our international infrastructure and innovative technologies; and we will make sure to further align our delivery processes with the needs of our customers in order to maintain our excellent level of customer experience and satisfaction.”