Bonn : John Pearson has officially taken over as the new chief executive of DHL Express to replace Ken Allen.
Allen will be heading the parcel giant's new e-commerce division.
He joined DHL Express in 1986, and served the company as chief executive in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Europe, as well as leading the global sales, marketing and customer service functions of the DHL Express division as global commercial head.
Frank Appel, Chief Executive, 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," he added.
Pearson will focus on quality and digitilisation, while he also hopes the express division will continue to capitalise on the growth of e-commerce.
He said, "DHL Express has experienced a tremendous success story over the last ten 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 insane customer centric culture,” he said.