Press Release

Edoardo Podestá takes the helm of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics

The long-standing Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region now heads DACHSER’s global air and sea freight business.

Edoardo Podestá, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the business field DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics
Edoardo Podestá, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the business field DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics

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. Jochen Müller will stop working for DACHSER with immediate effect.

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

Bernhard Simon, DACHSER CEO

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 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.

Successful construction of the air and sea freight business in Asia

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 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. 

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