Sep 17, 2019: Hendrik Venter will take charge in October as CEO for Mainland Europe, the Middle East and Africa region for DHL Supply Chain business in 25 different country markets.

Venter will succeed Oscar de Bok, who will take over the board department DHL Supply Chain as member of the board of management at Deutsche Post DHL Group.

"Under his leadership especially the Central and Eastern Europe region has performed very well. Hendrik has positioned the Central and Eastern Europe cluster very strongly, particularly in the automotive mobility and e-commerce sectors," said Bok.

The focus of his new role will include strengthening and expanding the region's growth into the future, driving the standardisation process at DHL Supply Chain and consistently implementing the business department's innovation agenda.

Venter said, "Customer centricity, a first-class service portfolio and happy employees in a motivating and innovative working environment are the keys to our success as the world's leading contract logistics provider."

With this appointment, Venter will also become a member of DHL Supply Chain's global management board.

Since 2018, he was responsible for the DHL Supply Chain business in the Central and Eastern Europe cluster.

Venter has more than ten years' experience in management positions at DHL Supply Chain and also held numerous positions in contract logistics prior to that. In 2015, he was appointed CEO Central Europe until his area of responsibility was expanded to include the Eastern Europe region in 2018.

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