As CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Frank Appel is responsible for the global management of the world’s leading mail and logistics services group, Deutsche Post DHL Group. Frank Appel joined the Group in 2000 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and has been a member of the Group’s Board of Management since 2002. He held various positions within the Board of Management. In 2008 he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management.
Prior to joining Deutsche Post DHL Group, Frank Appel was a managing partner at McKinsey & Co., Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has an MSc in chemistry from the University of Munich and a PhD in neurobiology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.
The United Nations set a courageous target to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. It’s an extremely ambitious goal – some even say it’s unachievable or impossible. But does that mean we shouldn’t try?
Stillstand ist Rückschritt. Dieser Lebensweisheit stimme ich ausdrücklich zu. Sie betrifft die Natur, Gesellschaften, Volkswirtschaften, Unternehmen, das eigene Leben. Die Welt verändert sich, und es ist an uns, die sich daraus ergebenden Möglichkeiten zu erkennen und zu ergreifen.
The United Nations High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport announced the publication of the first ever Global Sustainable Transport Outlook Report, "Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development
It wasn't very long ago that many people thought globalization was irreversible. Now there are growing signs that it is slowing and risks coming to a halt.
Digitalization is not an end in itself. It must deliver added value and make life easier. In many industries, such as the logistics business, it achieves this by making procedures faster, more transparent and more accurate, says CEO Frank Appel.
Our world is constantly reinventing itself in the wake of profound advances in technology. This global transformation is not a risk but an opportunity – and an indispensable engine for growth and development.
The major sources of uncertainty of our age are increasingly global in nature. Pandemics, terrorism, natural disasters and the vast stream of refugees they entail - in a globalized world everything that happens, happens as if "just around the corner".
Globalization powers world trade, fuels economic output and facilitates the international transfer of knowledge. Free trade agreements help raise standards of living in countries that sign such treaties, and they can create new jobs.