Edoardo Podestá takes the helm of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics

PRESS RELEASE – Dachser appoints Edoardo Podestá as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. Podestá replaces Jochen Müller in this position.

Dachser and the current COO Air & Sea Logistics, Jochen Müller, have mutually agreed not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020. Müller will stop working for Dachser with immediate effect.

In recent years, Jochen Müller was responsible for developing the air and sea freight business into a network company with operations worldwide, thereby putting in place the foundations for globally integrated supply chain solutions for our customers. It is thanks to his commitment that the structures to support the future expansion of the air and sea freight business could be further cemented. Dachser is grateful to Müller for all his hard work over the years and for the mutual trust upon which it was based and wishes him every success in his personal and professional life in the future.

European overland network

The job of heading up the global air and sea freight business is going to Edoardo Podestá, a seasoned Dachser manager. The 57-year-old Italian joined Dachser back in 2003 as part of the management team for the Züst Ambrosetti Far East joint venture after Dachser had taken full control. In recognition of his successful expansion of the air and sea freight business in Asia, he was appointed Managing Director of the Asia Pacific business unit in 2014.

“Edoardo Podestá combines his success as an entrepreneur and strong leadership skills with his profound knowledge of the Asian and global air and sea freight markets,” says Bernhard Simon, Dachser CEO. “As COO Air & Sea Logistics, he will continue to expand our intercontinental network for air and sea freight and link it even more closely with our European overland transport network.”

Dachser is a family-owned logistics provider headquartered in Kempten, Germany. The company employs 30,600 people at 399 locations worldwide. In 2018, Dachser’s revenue amounted to EUR 5.6 billion. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 83.7 million shipments weighing 41.3 million metric tons.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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