John Gilbert to succeed Bruce Edwards as CEO of DHL Supply Chain

Joined the DHL Group in 2005

After six years as a Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Post DHL and more than 25 years of service with the company, Bruce Edwards has decided to retire from the Board and from his position as Chief Executive of DHL Supply Chain.

Edwards has been succeeded by John Gilbert but will continue as an advisor to the company until he retires on 30 September.

John Gilbert joined the Group in 2005, when the former Exel plc was acquired by Deutsche Post.

Gilbert, who joined Exel in 1994, has held various leadership positions in both companies, inter alia as President, Consumer/Life Sciences Americas since 2004. In October 2008 he took over responsibility for DHL’s supply chain business in the Americas as regional CEO. In 2013, he also assumed the role of CEO and Chairman of Williams Lea, Deutsche Post DHL’s corporate information solutions unit.

Prior to joining Exel, Gilbert had a career in consulting in the US.

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