21.11.2019 | Hamburg
On 01 December Dennis Kollmann will join the Management Board of Hermes Germany. The former Division Manager will hold responsibility for Sales. He succeeds Thomas Horst who is leaving the Otto Group at his own wish and has already worked his successor into the specific tasks of the new role.
Dennis Kollmann is currently Division Manager of the Sales and Key Account Management Area, Hermes Germany, based in Hamburg. The 42 year-old Business Administration graduate can already look back on a long career at the Hermes Group in Germany: in December 2004 he joined Hermes as Project Manager in Logistics Management, was promoted in June 2007 to Head of the Department, in October 2011 to Head of the Integration and Services Area, and in December 2015 to Division Manager where he took over strategic responsibility for Hermes Germany’s main corporate customers. “We are pleased to appointed Dennis Kollmann to the Executive Board, a strategically acting, creative and successful manager from our own ranks, and wish him great success”, says Kay Schiebur, Otto Group Executive Board Member, Services.
Dennis Kollmann succeeds Thomas Horst, who launched his professional career at Spedition Pracht GmbH and moved in 1989 to TNT Express GmbH, where he reached the position of Area Head at the firm’s Troisdorf headquarters. From 2005 Thomas Horst was Sales Director at United Parcel Service in Munich. In 2010 he joined Hermes Logistik Gruppe Deutschland as Head of Sales and played a key role in expanding the growing parcel business with mail-order companies outside the Otto Group. Since 2014 he has been Managing Director, Sales at Hermes Germany.
Thomas Horst has continually developed his successor and prepared him for his role as Managing Director in order for him to take over as planned on 01 December 2019. “We thank Thomas Horst for his many years of outstanding work at Hermes Germany and in particular for the successful handover of this senior leadership baton. We wish Thomas Horst all the very best for his future career and private life”, emphasises Kay Schiebur.
Founded in Germany in 1949, today the Otto Group is a globally active retail and services group with around 52,560 employees in 30 major company groups and does business in over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Its business activities are grouped into three segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services, and Service. In the 2018/19 financial year (to 28 February), the Otto Group generated revenues of 13.4 billion euros. With online revenues of approximately 7.7 billion euros, the Otto Group is one of the world’s largest online retailers. The Group’s particular strength is its broad market presence with differentiated product and service offers to diverse customer target groups in almost all of the world’s relevant economic regions. Numerous strategic partnerships and joint ventures provide the Otto Group with excellent opportunities to transfer know-how and leverage areas of synergy potential. Group companies demonstrate a high degree of corporate responsibility and willingness to collaborate with one another; at the same time this guarantees flexibility, customer proximity and optimum target-group appeal in their respective national markets.
For further information on the Otto Group visit www.ottogroup.com.