17. May 2023 | Press release
Björn Scheel is appointed CEO of DPD Germany
The DPD Supervisory Board has officially confirmed changes in the company’s management in Germany: Björn Scheel, previous interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has been appointed CEO of DPD Deutschland GmbH with immediate effect. Günter Pfaff will become the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Justin Pegg (COO DPD UK) has been elected new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DPD Deutschland GmbH, effective July 1st, 2023.
Björn Scheel has served as CEO on an interim basis since January 1st, 2023. Prior to that he had been Chief Operating Officer (COO) for DPD Germany since March 1st, 2021. Björn Scheel has extensive experience in the international logistics and aviation sectors and has already led several large companies with great success. Among other roles he worked for almost ten years at LSG Group, a Lufthansa Group company. Together with his management team he will continue to drive forward DPD Germany in all its business operations and set the company's course for the future.
Günter Pfaff has been working for DPD since 1998. He has been responsible for operations management on a regional basis since 2018, before becoming Director Field Operations in January 2021.
Commenting on the appointment of the two top managers, Eric Dietz, Executive Vice President Europe at Geopost, said:
"Björn was able to take over the reins during the last peak period with dedication, in a global context of economic tension and in a high competition market. DPD Germany is an important part of our European network. I wish every success to Björn and all the German team in their endeavours, and I will, of course, assure them of the best possible support from the Geopost teams. Together with Bjorn's appointment as CEO, Günther Pfaff is appointed COO, and I am confident that we have the best team in place to drive the success of DPD Germany.”
Justin Pegg (COO DPD UK) was elected new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DPD Deutschland GmbH effective July 1st, 2023. He succeeds Eric Dietz who remains as a Supervisory Board Member.
About DPD Germany
DPD Germany is part of the international Geopost, the largest parcel network in Europe. DPD has 79 depots and 7,700 pickup parcel shops throughout Germany. More than 9,600 employees and 12,000 delivery staff work for customers every day. Every year the number two in the German parcel market transports more than 400 million parcels - and does so in a completely climate-neutral way, without any additional costs for customers. With numerous initiatives for sustainable parcel delivery, DPD shows how parcel shipping can be made environmentally friendly and locally emission-free, especially in city centres.
With innovative technologies and a consistent focus on the needs of all customers and recipients DPD offers a simple, convenient and flexible service for B2B and B2C parcel shipping. One example of this is the Predict service, which is unique in the industry. It enables DPD to tell the recipient on the day of delivery exactly when the parcel will arrive, down to the hour. In live tracking within the last hour before delivery, the time window even updates to up to 30 minutes. Only recently the testers of Stiftung Warentest praised the live tracking of the test parcels they posted and the 100 per cent adherence to DPD's predicted delivery times. On the recipient side, DPD is also the only company in the test to receive a "good" rating for delivery.
Geopost ships to 230 countries worldwide and has a uniform network of 83,000 pick-up points with harmonised services, including cross-border shipping. Last year around 120,000 employees and business partners throughout Europe ensured that more than 2 billion parcels were successfully delivered to customers. DPD's parent company is Geopost, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French Groupe La Poste. Geopost achieved a consolidated annual turnover of 15.6 billion euros last year.