Tobias Meyer has joined the Board of Management at German logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group.
The appointment is effective 1 April 2019.
Meyer was most recently Chief Operations Officer of the Post & Paket Deutschland division.
“Tobias Meyer has proven in his previous roles that he not only has strategic vision, but is also able to achieve operational improvements in terms of quality and efficiency thanks to his entrepreneurial skills,” said Deutsche Post DHL Group CEO, Frank Appel.
“Based on his proven management experience at Group level as well as in various divisions, I am convinced that he will successfully continue the ongoing restructuring at Post & Paket Deutschland,” he said.
Meyer is an engineer who joined McKinsey in 2001 and worked for the company as a consultant in Frankfurt am Main and Singapore before becoming a partner in 2010. He advised leading companies in the logistics, shipping and aviation sectors, including Deutsche Post DHL, before taking over as Head of Corporate Development in 2013. In this capacity, he has been instrumental in the development of the 2020 Strategy.
In April 2015, Meyer moved to DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) as Executive Vice President Business Support, and in June 2016, additionally took on the position of COO, at DGF. In these roles, he was reportedly heavily involved in improving IT performance, organisational efficiency and the overall financial results. In August 2018, Meyer moved as COO to the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division, which was renamed Post & Paket Deutschland, with effect from January 1, 2019. Here, he was directly involved in the preparation and implementation of the measures required to further improve productivity and to enhance service quality in the areas of operations and IT.
Meyer studied industrial engineering and graduated with a PhD in mechanical engineering from TU Darmstadt.