As CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Frank Appel is responsible for the world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group connects people and markets and is an enabler of global trade. Deutsche Post DHL Group is home to two strong brands: Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider. DHL offers a comprehensive range of international express, freight transport, and supply chain management services, as well as e-commerce logistics solutions. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs approximately 510,000 people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Group generated revenues of more than 57 billion Euros in 2016. The Group contributes to the world through responsible business practices, corporate citizenship and environmental activities. By the year 2050, Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero emissions logistics.
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.