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Bernhard Simon is resigning as CEO of Dachser. He and his deputy Michael Schilling, responsible for road logistics for 31 years in managerial positions, will move on to the company’s supervisory board in 2021. Chief Financial Officer Burkhard Eling, a member of the Board of Directors from 2013, will be the new Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2021.

Bernhard Simon has announced his resignation as CEO of the German company Dachser. His successor on 1 January 2021 will be Burkhard Eling, who has been Chief Financial Officer of the Dachser board since 2013.

“At the end of 2020, Michael Schilling and I will hand over our tasks to the next generation of management. This joint movement, which has long been planned, will create a new impetus for the future of the company,” explains Bernhard Simon, CEO at Dachser.

The coronavirus crisis is certainly a great challenge for the entire management team, but it does not undermine our long-term strategy. Now, it is important to start the handover of the company to the new generation, prepared for years, at the highest level. We are confident that we can lead Dachser well in the coming months. By maintaining the stability of our network and functioning supply chains, we will continue to provide our customers with reliability and quality,” explains Bernhard Simon.

On 1 January 2021, Stefan Hohm will take over the duties of the Chief Development Officer (CDO) in a new unit, IT & Development, which deals with research and development, innovation issues, IT, contract logistics and global industry solutions. 

Alexander Tonn will join Dachser as COO Road Logistics, the board member responsible for road logistics. Until then, the position of CFO, the member of the board responsible for finance, will also be filled. Edoardo Podestà will remain on the board as COO Air & Sea Logistics, responsible for the area of air and sea logistics.

Burkhard Eling, Stefan Hohm and Alexander Tonn have proven themselves over many years in responsible positions within the company and played a decisive role in shaping Dachser’s development during this time. Together with Edoardo Podestà and our future CFO, they will form a management team from 2021 that will dynamically address the main challenges of the next decade: digitisation, close cooperation with customers, sustainability and difficult access to qualified staff,” says Simon.

Photo: Dachser

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