Rechling to Head DHL Express Germany

Deutsche Post DHL Group has appointed Markus Rechling as new CEO of DHL Express Germany. He takes over from Wolfgang Albeck, who retires after a twenty year-career within the postal service company.

Markus Rechling has been appointed CEO DHL Express Germany  -  picture: DPDHL
Markus Rechling has been appointed CEO DHL Express Germany - picture: DPDHL

From Genel Mueduer (Managing Director) in Turkey to Vorstandschef (CEO) DHL Express in Germany: Quite a leap in Markus’ career within DPDHL. Although appearing rather young, he is a real veteran proven by his 15 year-stretch with senior management experience within the Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Number one in Turkey
Under his guidance, DHL Express Turkey achieved a 50-plus percent market share in the international express business in Turkey, generating €200 million in 2015, sources say.
According to the manager, the success is based on three pillars: “We started operating there in 1981 prior to any other integrator offering express services in Turkey.” That gave his company an edge over their competitors.
Secondly, DHL decided in favour of a self-owned subsidiary, thus against a joint venture with a local Turkish service provider, as UPS did.
Besides having been first in launching eco-friendly transports under DHL’s Go Green label prior to other integrators at the Bosporus it is thirdly the “can-do spirit of our local workforce that makes DHL Turkey almost unique,” Markus resumes.

Sorting Center at LEJ, DHL’s largest global hub  -  picture: hs
Sorting Center at LEJ, DHL’s largest global hub - picture: hs

Airport MoU
His last coup before taking over his new Job at the DHL headquarters in Bonn was signing a memorandum of understanding with the operator of the upcoming mega airport at the Black Sea, thus paving the way for fast accessibility and seamless flow of express shipments.
John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express Europe  comments as follows on the occasion of the appointment: “Markus Reckling has delivered tangible impact and demonstrated passion, versatility and a commitment to excellence across all his roles over many years within the Deutsche Post DHL Group. He oversaw a period of sustained growth and strengthened market leadership in Turkey, in which DHL Express received external recognition as both an employer and provider of choice. His experience, business acumen and customer focus will be a great asset to our time definite business in Germany.”

Demanding tasks
In his new position, Markus is responsible for further expanding the express division’s business in Germany and continue to drive the focus on customer service, quality and employee engagement that has supported the dynamic, profitable growth in time definite international delivery. Quite some challenging tasks!
Mr Rechling started his professional career at Hamburg-based retail giant Otto Versand Group and the German Tengelmann Group. He holds a Bachelor of European Administration from Reutlingen (Germany) and London as well as a marketing diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in London.

Heiner Siegmund

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