Leadership shuffle at DHL Express


DHL Express has announced the appointment of a new regional CEO for the Americas, with the incumbent moving to a new role as CEO for DHL Express Europe.

Andrew Williams, the current CEO for DHL Express Canada, will take on the role as the new regional CEO effective 1 January, 2024. Current Americas CEO Mike Parra will begin a new role as the CEO for DHL Express Europe. Both will report to John Pearson, Global CEO for DHL Express, and will be members of the DHL Express Global Management Board.

“These appointments recognise the strong leadership and commitment to service excellence and to our customers’ success of both Mike Parra and Andrew Williams,” said Pearson.

Williams, who grew revenue by nearly four times and doubled the Canadian team in size, will now be responsible for the management of the DHL Express business in more than 55 countries and territories. He will be based at the DHL Express regional headquarters in Plantation, Florida.

Meanwhile Parra, who has been the Americas CEO since 2016, has led the DHL Express division to double in size from a revenue perspective, adding more than 12,000 jobs and expanding its operational footprint in the region, most recently with new regional Hubs in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and new direct in-network flights to Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

As the newly appointed regional CEO for Europe, Para will manage the operations of the DHL Express business across more than 60 countries and territories. In this capacity, he will lead a team of over 46,000 employees dedicated to serving a customer base exceeding 1.3 million. Parra will be based in Madrid, Spain.

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