By Our Correspondent
January 06, 2021: Starting January 1, Burkhard Eling became chief executive officer (CEO) and spokesperson of the executive board of Dachser. He heads the corporate strategy, human resources, marketing executive unit, which also includes corporate key account management and the corporate governance and compliance division. He succeeds Bernhard Simon, who will take over as chairman of the supervisory board in mid-2021.
Also moving to the supervisory board with Simon is the former chief operations officer (COO) road logistics, Michael Schilling. In response, Dachser has made further changes to the executive board as of January 1, 2021. Two Dachser managers of many years’ standing have been promoted to the logistics provider’s operational management body – Stefan Hohm as chief development officer (CDO) and Alexander Tonn as COO road logistics. They are joined on the executive board by Robert Erni, who left DSV Panalpina to join Dachser on September 1, 2020 and has taken up the role of chief financial officer (CFO). The five-man executive board team is completed by Edoardo Podesta, who has been COO air & sea logistics since October 2019.
Eling joined Dachser in 2012 as deputy head of the finance, legal and tax executive unit. He joined the executive board as CFO the following year, since when he has been responsible for the logistics provider’s group-wide strategic idea and innovation management program.
“My fellow board members and I are taking over an extremely robust and fast-growing company that even the challenges of the coronavirus crisis haven’t managed to throw off course. With their tremendous know-how and commitment, the people at Dachser have succeeded in maintaining the supply chains of our global customers even under adverse conditions,” said Eling.
Tonn is a new member of Dachser’s executive board as of January 1, 2021. As COO road logistics, he will be responsible for the European overland transport networks for industrial goods and food. In addition, he will continue to lead the European logistics Germany business unit.
Hohm will head the newly created IT & development executive unit as chief development officer (CDO).
Erni is an internationally experienced logistics finance manager, who took over as CFO on January 1, 2021 after a four-month induction and transition phase.
There are no changes to Dachser’s air and sea freight business, which has been led by Edoardo Podesta, COO air & sea Logistics, since October 2019.