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Kelleher to Lead DHL’s North America Unit

[ May 23, 2024   //   ]

DHL Group said it is transitioning key leadership in DHL Supply Chain North America, with Patrick Kelleher, current global chief development officer, assuming the role of North America CEO, effective July 1, succeeding Scott Sureddin, who will retire Dec. 31.
“Our North America business has achieved incredible growth thanks to the commitment of Scott Sureddin,” said Oscar de Bok, Global CEO of DHL Supply Chain. “As we enter this period of transition, Patrick’s focus will be to continue our success while exploring new avenues to strengthen our market position in addition to driving our sustainability and digitalization efforts.”
Sureddin has been instrumental in DHL Supply Chain North America experiencing exceptional growth, doubling the business in size as a result of his relentless focus on people development, excellent operational execution, collaborative robotics and digitalization at large scale.
Kelleher, who joined DHL Group in 1992, and in his current role, Mr. Kelleher has consistently exceeded expectations on all three bottom lines and has been a strong advocate for change and accelerated growth. His leadership style, customer-centric approach, and commitment to results have earned him a well-deserved reputation as a strong, engaging leader.
As North America CEO of DHL Supply Chain, Kelleher will be responsible for managing the business across the U.S. and Canada and its 52,000 associates. He said his immediate focus will be to continue to drive the company’s culture of operational excellence and innovation, and will also be prioritizing expansion in key geographical areas – to capitalize on the burgeoning logistics needs in those regions and capture market share.

Patrick Kelleher (left) and Scott Sureddin