28-04-2016

International Post Corporation announces today that Holger Winklbauer will succeed Herbert-Michael Zapf – who is stepping down after ten years in the role – as the Chief Executive of the International Post Corporation (IPC).
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International Post Corporation announces today that Holger Winklbauer will succeed Herbert-Michael Zapf – who is stepping down after ten years in the role – as the Chief Executive of the International Post Corporation (IPC).

Mr Winklbauer, who has served in a variety of roles in the logistics industry including CEO of DHL Global Forwarding in the Netherlands, said: “I am delighted to be assuming the leadership of IPC at this critical time for the postal industry. IPC has a vital role to play in supporting posts in their expansion into new growth areas – especially e-Commerce. The opportunity for IPC and its members is immense and I look forward to being part of the worldwide team that is delivering benefits for postal customers”.

Dag Mejdell, IPC’s Chairman, said: “We conducted a global and very thorough search for the new IPC CEO. Holger stood out in a very competitive field: he brings a successful track-record and great experience to the role. I have every confidence he will build upon IPC’s achievements and develop the company for the future. I would also like to pay tribute to Herbert-Michael who, over the past ten years, has positioned IPC as a respected partner for the postal sector”.

Herbert-Michael Zapf, who will hand-over to Holger Winklbauer at the end of July, said: “It has been an honour to lead IPC during the past ten years. The role is both challenging and satisfying. I know that Holger will take the company forward to new heights in the postal industry and beyond”.

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Note for editors:

Holger Winklbauer is an engineer and business school graduate who has worked in operations and logistics consulting, as well in logistics in the food retail industry. He spent seven years in the consulting arm of Deutsche Post DHL before leading a global transformation programme for the company. He then became CEO of DHL Global Forwarding in the Netherlands and most recently Head of Process and Financial Efficiency for DHL Global Forwarding.

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About International Post Corporation

International Post Corporation is a cooperative association of 24 member postal operators in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Over the past two decades IPC has provided industry leadership by driving service quality and interoperability, supporting its members to ensure the high performance of international mail services and developing the IT infrastructure required to achieve this. IPC engages in industry research, creates business-critical intelligence, provides a range of platforms for member post CEOs and senior management to exchange best practices and discuss strategy, and gives its members an authoritative, independent and collective voice. IPC also manages the system for incentive-based payments between postal operators. With members delivering some 80% of global postal mail, IPC represents the majority of the world’s mail volume.
 
For further information, please contact:

Eva Wouters
Communications manager, PR and media relations
International Post Corporation
+32 2 724 71 91
eva.wouters@ipc.be