New CEO for DHL’s digital freight platform Saloodo!
Dr. Antje Huber is now the chief executive officer at Deutsche Post-DHL’s digital freight platform Saloodo! as of February 1, 2021.
Dr Huber succeeds Thomas Grunau, who has successfully managed the company in this capacity since 2018. In his primariy role as SVP Global Business Strategy & Digitalization and member of the divisional Board, Grunau is responsible for driving business strategy at DHL Global Forwarding.
While in the future he has to dedicate his focus more on these strategic tasks, including measures to drive digitalisation within DHL Global Forwarding’s air and ocean freight business, he handed over his additional responsibility as CEO for Saloodo! to a proven expert.
With a degree in Business Administration and longstanding experience in logistics management, DHL described Huber as ideally placed to build on Grunau’s success and further develop Saloodo! into an international player.
“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 DHL Freight CEO Uwe Brinks in a statement.
“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,” he said.
Before taking over as CEO, Dr Huber has been a member of the Saloodo! Management Board since the beginning of 2019 and has played a key role in both the successful establishment of the digital freight platform in Europe and its global rollout at the end of 2020.
She 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.
“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 Dr 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,” she said.
In 2017, Huber joined DHL Freight as SVP Strategy, Marketing & Chief of Staff and will continue in this role in addition to her responsibilities as Saloodo! CEO.