Volker Ratzmann will take over the function of Executive Vice President Corporate Public Policy & Regulation Management as of May 1, 2020. He will report to Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL Group

Volker Ratzmann will join from the public sector. His last position was - since 2016 - as Secretary of the State Ministry and authorized representative for the State of Baden-Württemberg in Berlin. In this capacity, he successfully contributed to negotiations between the federal and state governments on various legislative projects and their implementation, including the "DigitalPakt Schule" initiative, which aims to equip schools in Germany with digital technology, as well as regulations regarding CO2 pricing. 

Volker is a qualified lawyer and holds a degree in law from the Free University Berlin. He began his active political career in Berlin in 2001. There he held several positions in the Bündnis90/Die Grünen parliamentary group in the Berlin House of Representatives.

"With his broad experience in politics as well as his comprehensive expertise in the field of regulation management, he will be a great asset to our company," said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group. "We are convinced that Volker Ratzmann is best qualified to represent the Group's interests in the national and international political arena."

Volker Ratzmann takes over from Rainer Wend, who has headed the function since 2009 and retired at the end of 2019.

Source: Deutsche Post DHL