Dr. Frank Appel

CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group

As CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Frank Appel is responsible for the world’s leading logistics and mail communications company. Deutsche Post DHL Group operates under two brands: Deutsche Post and DHL. Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider. DHL is uniquely positioned in the world’s growth markets, with a comprehensive range of international express, freight transportation, eCommerce, and supply chain management services. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs more than 497,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion Euros in 2015.

Frank Appel joined the Group in 2000 as Managing Director of Corporate Development and has been a member of the Group’s Board of Management since 2002. In 2008 he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management. Prior to joining the Group, Frank Appel was a managing partner at McKinsey & Co., Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has a MSc in chemistry from the University of Munich and a PhD in neurobiology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.