Deutsche Post DHL: Roger Crook follows Hermann Ude as Board Member for DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

Express-CEO Ken Allen appointed to Board for further 5-year term

Bonn, 03/09/2011, 07:05 PM CET

Roger Crook

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Crook previously was in charge of the business unit DHL Express Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG today appointed Roger Crook to the Board of Management responsible for DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. Crook, 54, previously was in charge of the business unit DHL Express Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Crook replaces Hermann Ude. 

The company and Ude, 49, have agreed on an early termination of his board membership by mutual consent and on the best of terms amid diverging views on the future strategic focus of the company. Ude stepped down from his mandate as of end of business yesterday and will leave the company as of March 31st, 2011.

The company and Ude have reached a termination agreement which lies within the framework of the German Corporate Governance Codex.

The Supervisory Board expressed its gratitude to Hermann Ude for his successful work in effectively leading and further developing the Global Forwarding, Freight Business Unit.

Well prepared for the challenges and opportunities

“Roger Crook has more than two decades of experience in the logistics industry. He has been active on three continents and intimately understands the needs of global customers,” said Wulf von Schimmelmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “With this decision, we are confident to be well prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the DHL Global Forwarding, Freight business unit.”

Native to the U.K., Crook has run the Group’s Express business in Asia since the end of 2010. He is a member of the global Board of Management for Express and in addition oversees all global sales activities of the business unit. Previously, Crook held the position of CEO DHL Express Americas. He has also held other responsibilities in the U.S. as well as Europe. Crook also played a material part in the creation of Global Customer Solutions, the global unit he co-founded in 2002 to look after the Group’s top 100 customers. Crook will be based in Bonn and Singapore.

In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board also extended the board member mandate of Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express, by another five years starting March 1, 2012.