Frank Appel

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Frank Appel
2017-03-08 DHL Vorstand Frank Appel by Olaf Kosinsky-9.jpg
Occupation Generaldirektor of Deutsche Post
Predecessor Klaus Zumwinkel
Successor Incumbent

Frank Appel has been Generaldirektor of Deutsche Post since February 18, 2008.[1] His present appointment is through October 2017.[2] He has been Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Post AG since November 1, 2002.

He served as Chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Postbank AG, but effective December 31, 2010, he resigned his position on the Supervisory Board.[3]

Dr. Appel served as Head of Logistics, Mail International division of Deutsche Post AG since 2007. In this position, he was responsible for Global Business Services including Legal Services Insurance and Risk Management, Corporate Procurement, Information Technology, Corporate Real Estate, Finance Operations, DPWN Business Consulting and Global Customer Solutions at DHL.

He served as Head of Global Business services and Head of Corporate services of Deutsche Post AG and served as its Managing Director of Corporate Development since 2000.

Prior to his start at Deutsche Post AG, Appel served as Consultant and Project Manager at McKinsey & Co., Frankfurt am Main, Germany since 1993 and as Partner of Member of German Business Management, McKinsey & Co. since 1999.

Personal information[edit]

Appel was born in 1961,[4] is married and is the father of two children.



  1. ^ Publishing, DK (2009-08-17). 1000 CEOs. Penguin. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-7566-7057-3. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Press Release DPDHL - Contract for CEO Frank Appel extended for another five years
  3. ^ Change in Postbank Supervisory Board Postbank, December 2, 2010
  4. ^ "Frank Appel | Deutsche Post". European CEO. 2014-12-12. Retrieved 2017-03-02.