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John Pearson is New CEO of DHL Express
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John Pearson is New CEO of DHL Express

Expects to capitalise on booming cross-border e-commerce

The new CEO of DHL Express, John Pearson, is expecting continued positive developments for the global express market and the company, thanks to booming cross-border e-commerce, digitalization and its excellent positioning in all industry verticals.

John Pearson is New CEO of DHL Express

Member of the Board effective January 1, 2019, Pearson was instrumental for DHL Express’ decade long success story and expects growth figures to continue in 2019 and beyond for the Express division of the Group.

Pearson took over from Ken Allen who became CEO of the newly established DHL e-commerce Solutions division.

Said Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group: "We are pleased to have John Pearson join our Corporate Board. He has a proven track record and a deep understanding of the Express business.

“John’s extensive operational knowledge and business experience within the division will ensure a continuation of the successful growth path of DHL Express in the years to come."

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DHL Express aims to capitalize on developments in global trade in the coming years with its unparalleled network in 220 countries and territories.

As a result of increasing e-commerce, markets in Europe, the US and Asia are registering continuous economic growth and represent significant potential for cross-border express shipping in the consumer area.

In addition, these markets continue to form the foundation for B2B-driven logistics services for industry sectors such as automotive, life sciences and healthcare, banking, retail and technology.

Said John Pearson: “I am proud to take Express to the next level. We will use all existing channels to transform every opportunity into top line growth.

“We are modernizing our regional and intercontinental air fleet, we will continue to invest in our international infrastructure and innovative technologies, while making sure to further align our delivery processes with the needs of our customers in order to maintain our excellent level of customer experience and satisfaction.”

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