AFRICA – Saloodo!, a digital freight platform and a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding, has appointed Dr. Antje Huber as the Chief Executive Officer.
She succeeded Thomas Grunau in February 2021 and with a degree in Business Administration and her longstanding experience in logistics management Huber is ideally placed to build on Grunau’s success and further develop Saloodo! into an international player.
Grunau who has successfully managed the company since 2018 will now focus on his primary role within SVP Global Business Strategy & Digitalization which is responsible for driving digitalization within DHL Global Forwarding’s air and ocean freight business.
“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to win Antje Huber as CEO for Saloodo! and secure her proven expertise in international expansion strategies and digital technology projects,” said CEO DHL Freight Uwe Brinks, who is responsible for Saloodo! within Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“Through her work on the Management Board she is already up to speed on the company and its processes. This will ensure a smooth transition as she focuses efforts to establish Saloodo!’s presence around the world.”
Huber has been a member of the Saloodo! Management Board since the beginning of 2019 and as such has played a key role not only in the successful establishment of the platform in Europe but also its global rollout at the end of 2020.
“I would like to express my thanks for the confidence placed in me with this new appointment and look forward to working together with Deutsche Post DHL Group, especially DHL Freight, the Management Board – and most of all with the great team at Saloodo!,” said Huber.
“Over the past three years, I have been able to observe the incredible commitment and enthusiasm our colleagues bring to their work. Together, we will build on what has already been achieved and consolidate Saloodo!’s presence around the world.”
Huber began her career at Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2003 and has since held several positions in Corporate Development, DHL Parcel, and Innovation and Operations Post & Parcel Germany. In 2017 she joined DHL Freight as SVP Strategy, Marketing & Chief of Staff and will continue in this role in addition to her responsibilities as Saloodo! CEO.
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