DHL Express has appointed Markus Reckling as the new CEO for Germany. With effect from January 2017, he has taken responsibility for further expanding the express division’s business in Germany and will continue to drive the focus on customer service, quality and employee engagement. He takes over from Wolfgang Albeck, who will retire after a twenty year-career within the DPDHL Group. In this role, Reckling will report to John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express Europe.
Pearson commented: “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”.
Markus Reckling has over 15 years of senior management experience within the DPDHL Group. From 2008, he served as Executive Vice President for Corporate Development. In this position he was responsible for global corporate strategic projects, strategic planning, corporate organisation, and market research, as well as being directly engaged in mergers and acquisitions activities.
As CEO of DHL Express in Turkey, he steered the country organisation on a growth path between 2012 and 2016, with a particular focus on targeted investments to drive service quality and support for small and medium exporters.