Edoardo Podestá appointed COO of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics
October 11, 2019: DACHSER has appointed long-standing managing director of the Asia Pacific region Edoardo Podestá as COO of Air
October 11, 2019: DACHSER has appointed long-standing managing director of the Asia Pacific region Edoardo Podestá as COO of Air & Sea Logistics, replacing Jochen Müller with immediate effect.
Müller and DACHSER have mutually agreed not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020. He will stop working for the company immediately.
“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. 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,” said Bernhard Simon, CEO, DACHSER.
Podestá, a seasoned DACHSER manager, will head the global air and sea freight business. The 57-year-old Italian joined DACHSER back in 2003 as part of the management team for the Züst Ambrosetti Far East Ltd. 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.
In recent years, 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. "DACHSER is grateful to Jochen 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," said a company statement.