The long-standing Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region now heads Dachser’s global air and sea freight business. Edoardo Podestá (above) replaces Jochen Müller as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Müller, who will now leave the company, 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. “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,” it said in a statement.
Podestá, a 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.