The following changes were made to the Board of Management in the first quarter: On 26 February 2009, Ken Allen replaced John Mullen as the head of the EXPRESS Division. At the beginning of the year, our Chief Financial Officer, John Allan, gave notice that he would be leaving the Group on 30 June 2009.
On 11 March 2009, Frank Appel unveiled the strategy aimed at making the company fit for the future. The Group is now called Deutsche Post DHL and builds upon the two central pillars of our business: We want to remain “Die Post für Deutschland” (The Postal Service for Germany) and become “The Logistics Company for the World”. The new name stands for clear structures, increased cooperation and mobility within the Group and integrated solutions for customers.
Consistent with this approach, we are reorganising human resources and also establishing a business department called DHL Solutions & Innovation.
As part of our new brand architecture, we renamed the SUPPLY CHAIN/CORPORATE INFORMATION SOLUTIONS Division. It is now called the SUPPLY CHAIN Division and houses the Supply Chain and Williams Lea (previously Corporate Information Solutions) business units.