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Pop in your headphones for a five-minute interview with Frank Appel on CNBC. Mr Appel, CEO of DP-DHL, has just been given another five years leading the company. “Because they couldn’t find anyone better?” asks the interviewer. Mr Appel talks through his management philosophy (“lead with head, heart and guts”), and explains that he thinks some of the group’s success is down to the fact that it has only had two CEOs since privatisation. “It’s not good to have a new CEO every five years,” he says. His aim, he explains, is to make DP-DHL the “most digitalised logistics company”, combining human talent with computer technology. Better not mention NFE, then…

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