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Barbara Eleota appointed to DHL Global Forwarding Europe role

Barbara Eleota appointed to DHL Global Forwarding Europe role

 June 19, 2024

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Following leadership changes in Europe, DHL Global Forwarding Europe has appointed Barbara Eleota as Head of Ocean Freight.

An experienced and renowned logistics expert

Joining DHL Group from DB Schenker, Barbara brings over 25 years of experience in the logistics sector. Throughout her career, Barbara has excelled in Trade Management, particularly focusing on North America, and as Country Ocean Freight Manager in Italy. Barbara will be based in Hamburg and will report directly to CEO DHL Global Forwarding Europe Tobias Schmidt, with a dotted line to Casper Ellerbaek, Global Head of Ocean Freight at DHL Global Forwarding.

"With her proven leadership skills and diverse perspective, Barbara Eleota will strengthen our company's ability to foster sustainable business growth and develop future-proof strategies for our continued success. We are delighted to have such an experienced and renowned logistics expert joining our team", said Tobias Schmidt, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Europe.

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Barbara succeeds Markus Panhauser, appointed as the new CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Germany and Switzerland. Markus will assume dual responsibility for both countries' organizations in his new role. 

Markus succeeds Tobias Schmidt, who has successfully led both country organizations alongside his role as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Europe since November 2021. 

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