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Frankfurt-Aiport-111121 DHL Global Forwarding, Tobias Schmidt (c) deutsche post dhl group/bernd georg

DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Tobias Schmidt (pictured above) as its new CEO of Europe, replacing Thomas George.

Mr Schmidt assumed his new role on 1 November and  will report Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, as will Mr George, who managed the European organisation since 2016, and will now focus on his new position as chief commercial officer.

Mr Scharwath said: “We are confident that Tobias’s entrepreneurial spirit and proven track record in the forwarding market will help DHL Global Forwarding Europe to continue to grow its market share and further strengthen the European organisation.

“Thomas did an excellent job, but will now fully focus on his new global role. With his experience and dedication, he has been instrumental to the success of DGF Europe and hands over a high-performing organisation,” he added.

Mr Schmidt has worked in the logistics industry for over 25 years and joined DHL Global Forwarding in April 2019 as CEO of Germany.

“Europe is a key part of our global network and, with our excellent freight forwarding culture, we have the proper foundation to continue growing in the region,” he said.

“The constant year-on-year improvement in customer satisfaction, process management efficiency and ebit growth that the region has delivered under my predecessor are the ingredients of our success and will continue to drive us,” he added.

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