Oscar de Bok appointed to the board of Deutsche Post DHL Group


The supervisory board of Deutsche Post has appointed Oscar de Bok – succeeding John Gilbert – as member of the board of management effect from 1 October, 2019. He was most recently chief executive officer (CEO) of DHL Supply Chain mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. Gilbert has decided to leave the group for personal reasons. “We regretfully accept John’s resignation from the Board of Management and express our sincere gratitude for his 25 years of successful service to the company.

“He moved the division to the next level by accelerating profitability, enhancing the portfolio and thereby fostering the position of DHL Supply Chain as undisputed industry leader,” said chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Nikolaus von Bomhard.

“Oscar de Bok successfully lead DHL Supply Chain businesses in both Asia Pacific and Europe which makes him the right person at the right time to continue the journey of growing our logistics business through operational excellence, accelerated digitalization, employee engagement and customer centricity,” said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

De Bok is a logistics industry veteran who joined Deutsche Post DHL Group in 1999 after its acquisition of Nedlloyd, where he was in various roles including sales and project management.

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