Klaus Zumwinkel, CEO of German postal services group Deutsche Post AG, will be replaced by Frank Appel, after Zumwinkel’s contract expires at the end of 2008, German daily Handelsblatt reported last month.
Appel, who is currently responsible for the global corporate services division, will also take over mail services outside Germany.
Dr. Hans-Dieter Petram, board of management member responsible for the mail division, will resign from his position on June 30, 2007 and enter retirement. Jürgen Gerdes, the chairman of the Mail Germany divisional board, has been appointed a new member of the board of management. Beginning on July 1, 2007, he will assume responsibility for the mail and parcel business in Germany.
Appel, who used to be in charge of the important logistics division, will engage in political talks about the future of Deutsche Post’s mail services monopoly, which, according to current plans of the German government, has to be revoked at the end of 2007.