News vom 11.03.2008
Austrian Post Appoints New Management Board MemberCarl-Gerold Mende to assume responsibility for the Parcel & Logistics Division
Today’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Supervisory Board of Austrian Post formally appointed Mr. Carl-Gerold Mende to the Management Board with management responsibility for the Parcel & Logistics Division. He will begin work in the middle of June 2008.
Carl-Gerold Mende has been named a Member of the Management Board of Austrian Post for a period of three years, with the option of being granted an extension of his employment contract for an additional two years.
Peter Michaelis, President of the Supervisory Board of Austrian Post, commented on the decision: “Following a professional application and selection process, we are pleased to present Carl-Gerold Mende, a top manager with impressive career credentials in the logistics sector. Carl-Gerold Mende has been working in international companies in the branch for more than 20 years. On the basis of his extensive experience in logistics, he will convincingly develop future-oriented strategies for the company. His appointment reflects the increased significance of the Parcel & Logistics Division in the Austrian Post Group. I am convinced that Austrian Post with Carl-Gerold Mende in the Management Board is optimally equipped to successfully hold its own in the future in the light of a dynamic competitive environment in Europe’s postal and parcel delivery market”.
“Carl-Gerold Mende will make a substantial enormous contribution to the management team of Austrian Post and above all, the Management Board, in furthering the company’s future internationalisation. As a former member of the divisional board of Royal Mail, he has gained considerable know-how about postal organisations. Moreover, he boasts expertise about parcel delivery systems due to his experience in building up General Parcel. I have known Mr. Mende since the year 2000, and have had contact with him on manifold occasions via IPC, the International Post Corporation“, says Anton Wais, Chairman of the Management Board of Austrian Post, on the appointment of his new colleague.
Carl-Gerold Mende, with a university degree in business administration, most recently worked for Royal Mail Group Ltd since 2004 as a member of the divisional managing board for the letter mail segment and Director of its International Division, which he transformed into a profitable and sustainable source of growth.
After a short stint as operations agent at Frankfurt Airport, Carl-Gerold Mende began his career with DHL and was later named group manager. In 1985, he took a job at Federal Express Europe Inc., where he led the German management of the “Central District“. At the same time, he concluded his studies in business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Rendsburg. In 1993, Carl-Gerold Mende was named to the management board of General Parcel Logistic. As Managing Director, he was intimately involved in building up Europe’s largest parcel delivery service. In the years 2001 – 2004, he served as Senior Vice President of GLS Holding in Amsterdam before assuming the position of International Director of Royal Mail in London.
He also represented the interests of Royal Mail as a Member of the Advisory Council of G3 Worldwide (Spring) BV (a joint venture company established by TNT, SingPost and Royal Mail).
The entire Management Board of Austrian Post (including Carl-Gerold Mende) will be available on March 11, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. (before the presentation of Austrian Post’s annual results for 2007) in Vienna’s Hofburg Palace, roof foyer, for media photos.
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Vienna, March 11, 2008
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