People / Oscar de Bok to join the board at Deutsche Post DHL

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 28/06/2019 Oscar de Bok (pictured above) is set to replace John Gilbert on the board at Deutsche Post DHL, following Mr Gilbert’s decision to leave the company, citing personal reasons.Mr de Bok’s elevation follows his appointment as chief executive for DHL Supply Chain EMEA.He is something of a company veteran, joining the group in 1999 after it acquired Dutch logistics outfit Nedlloyd, and has held a number of roles, rising to managing director of supply chain for several countries.Group chief executive Frank Appel said: “Oscar de Bok successfully led DHL Supply Chain businesses in both Asia Pacific and Europe. He’s the right person to continue growing our business through operational excellence, accelerated digitalisation, employee engagement and customer centricity.” Mr de Bok’s appointment to the board will come into effect on 1 October, marking an end to Mr Gilbert’s 25-year tenure with the company.As “one of the key drivers of the 2020 strategic agenda”, he was cited as a key member of the supply chain team and appointed to the board in 2014.Chairman Nikolaus von Bomhard said: “We regretfully accept John’s resignation and express our sincere gratitude for his 25 years of successful service to the company.”last_img read more