Hermes announces new Europe CEO


Hermes has announced changes to its leadership team. Carole Walker has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, with effect from November 2nd. She will be responsible for the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group, taking over from Donald Pilz.

Walker joined the Otto Group 30 years ago and became Operations Director of Hermes UK in 2001, Managing Director in 2004 and Chief Executive Officer in 2009. During this time she has overseen the business develop from an internal logistic arm of Freemans and Grattan to become the second largest delivery company in the UK.

Martijn de Lange will take over the role of CEO Hermes UK in line with the organisation’s previously announced succession plan. De Lange, who previously held the position of Operations Director at TNT, joined the business in 2014 as Operations Director, then COO before becoming Managing Director in March this year, with responsibility for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the company.

Source: Hermes

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