Frank Appel has been CEO of Deutsche Post since February 18, 2008. His present appointment is through October 2022. He has been Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Post AG since November 1, 2002.
Appel served as Head of Logistics, Mail International division of Deutsche Post AG since 2007. In this position, he was responsible for Global Business Services including Legal Services Insurance and Risk Management, Corporate Procurement, Information Technology, Corporate Real Estate, Finance Operations, DPWN Business Consulting and Global Customer Solutions at DHL.
He served as Head of Global Business services and Head of Corporate services of Deutsche Post AG and served as its Managing Director of Corporate Development since 2000.
Prior to his start at Deutsche Post AG, Appel served as Consultant and Project Manager at McKinsey & Co., Frankfurt am Main, Germany since 1993 and as Partner of Member of German Business Management, McKinsey & Co. since 1999.
- DHL Global Forwarding, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
- Deutsche Postbank, Chairman of Supervisory Board (2008-2011)
- Baden-Badener Unternehmer-Gespräche (BBUG), Member of the Board of Trustees
- econsense, Member of the Board of Trustees
- Federation of German Industries (BDI), Member of the Presidium (2017-2018)
- Max Planck Society, Member of the Senate
- Working Group of Protestant Businesses (AEU), Member of the Board of Trustees
Appel was born in 1961, is married and is the father of two children. He spent his childhood growing up in Hamburg.