Dieter Bambauer new Head of PostLogistics
The Board of Directors at Swiss Post appointed Dieter Bambauer as the new Head of the PostLogistics Group unit at a meeting held on 27 April. The 50 year-old will take up his new position on 1 October 2009 while at the same time joining Executive Management. A person with considerable management experience and broad national and international logistics expertise will thus assume responsibility for a core area of Swiss Post. Dieter Bambauer is currently CEO of Schenker Schweiz AG and Hangartner AG, both subsidiaries of Deutsche Bahn. He previously acquired valuable know-how about management in a large company that operates in a politically shaped environment at Deutsche Bahn. He is married and has a son.
In appointing Dieter Bambauer as the new Head of PostLogistics, Swiss Post has chosen a person with management experience at the international level. Dieter Bambauer, born in Germany, will thus take over from Michel Kunz, the new CEO of Swiss Post. Didier Kreienbühl, Head of HR at the Group unit, has acted as interim Head of PostLogistics since 1 April. Dieter Bambauer has always remained loyal to the logistics and forwarding sector during his career. After around ten years of logistics management in a number of European retail and industrial companies he joined the senior management of Kühne und Nagel Management AG in Schindellegi in 1999. His responsibilities included managing the Warehousing/Distribution in Europe business unit. In 2003 Dieter Bambauer moved to Deutsche Bahn AG and took over the management of the DB Cargo division. Since 2005 he has been CEO of the Swiss national company of the global logistics and forwarding group Schenker AG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, and has been CEO of the Schenker subsidiary Hangartner AG, a leading European provider of transport and logistics solutions.
Experience in international logistics
Thanks to his various management functions at Deutsche Bahn AG, Dieter Bambauer has gained broad experience in a politically shaped environment. This, together with his international experience in the logistics sector, make him an ideal fit for his new position at Swiss Post.
Dieter Bambauer, born on 6 May 1958 in Germany, spent the first eight years of his life in Switzerland. He lives in Schindellegi, is married and has a son. Dieter Bambauer took his high-school leaving exams at the Wilhelm-Hittorf Gymnasium in Münster and studied business administration at the University of Münster, graduating with a degree in business. He earned his PhD at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen with a dissertation on the topic of "Strategic Planning in Distribution Logistics". Dieter Bambauer is a member of the Managing Committee of the Chair for Logistics Management at the University of St Gallen.
PostLogistics, a Group unit of Swiss Post, is the leading logistics provider in Switzerland. Business customers benefit from a range of services available from a single source and customized advice for shipping parcels, express and courier items, as well as the transport of goods and warehouse logistics. PostLogistics also offers tailor-made services for individual customers or specific customer groups, such as import, customs clearance and local distribution throughout Switzerland, operating a spare parts warehouse, returns handling and night-time delivery. PostLogistics guarantees a nationwide basic service for parcels. With over 5,000 employees PostLogistics generated sales of CHF 1,516 million in 2008.