BONN, Germany, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Deutsche Post DHL announced that Thomas Kipp has assumed the role of worldwide CEO of DHL Global Mail. Lee Spratt will continue to serve as CEO of Global Mail's Americas division. With the appointment of Kipp, Deutsche Post DHL Board of Management member Jurgen Gerdes is entrusting him with the responsibility of overseeing all of Deutsche Post DHL's international mail business. Kipp has been advising Deutsche Post since 1999 and has been a member of the company's Divisional Board for Mail since 2006. Most recently, he was responsible for the European mail business as the Deutsche Post DHL Board of Management member for Global Mail Europe. He has also been in charge of Global Mail's business operations at its Bonn headquarters and will continue to hold both of these responsibilities.

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