Deutsche Post DHL aims to boost collaboration across its DHL divisions with the appointment of Bill Meahl to the new role of chief commercial officer for DHL reporting directly to group chief executive Frank Appel.
“Creating the role of a chief commercial officer for DHL is the natural next step for us to deliver against our promise to become ‘provider of choice’ for our customers as outlined in our Strategy 2015,” said Appel.
“Despite DHL’s strong financial performance and the good progress of our DHL divisions, we still see a great, untapped growth potential. Fostering closer coordination across the DHL units will help us to further realise this potential.”
Meahl was formerly chief operating officer of the DHL Supply Chain and has 30 years service with DHL and predecessor Exel, overseeing the US business and heading various sector units including automotive, retail and consumer.
In this new role he will be responsible for Global Customer Solutions, DHL Solutions & Innovations (DSI) as well as the sector management of DHL’s core strategic industries.
He will coordinate commercial activities for the company’s top global customers requiring services across the express, global forwarding/freight, supply chain and global mail businesses.
He will be a member of the executive committee DHL, the steering committee for all DHL divisions, and also lead the global commercial board, where all cross divisional commercial topics in DHL are decided.
“Bill Meahl knows the dynamics of our business and of DHL itself, the needs of our customers, and is well familiar with the trends that will shape our industry over the next years. That makes him an ideal candidate for taking over the new CCO role,” said Appel.