The following changes were made to the Board of Management: Chief Financial Officer, John Allan, retired as planned on 30 June 2009. He will be succeeded by Lawrence A. Rosen, who will begin on 1 September 2009. Dr Frank Appel will assume responsibility for Finance in the interim.
We made regional adjustments to our business in the Americas. On 30 June 2009, we merged North and Latin America into the Americas region within the GLOBAL FORWARDING, FREIGHT Division. Our intention is to strengthen our market position and improve gross profits.
In the second quarter, we adapted our HR organisation to match the new Group structure. Deutsche Post and DHL now have separate HR units.