Parcelly, the carrier agnostic logistics tech platform, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Allen as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Parcelly Group. As one of the most experienced logistics executives in the industry, Allen previously served 36 years at Deutsche Post DHL Group and as CEO of DHL Express from 2008 to 2018.
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After Ken Allen’s outstanding career in revolutionising DHL’s business model and leading
DHL Express to its ground-breaking success in the logistics industry, Parcelly is beyond
honoured to welcome Allen to the Parcelly Group. Following his unprecedented career, Ken
Allen is now considered one of the most influential managers in the logistics sector. In 2010,
Allen was appointed to the Global board of Deutsche Post DHL, after steering DHL Express
from a 2bn loss in 2008 to a profit of 2bn in 2018. Allen took leadership at DHL to the next
level: embedding company culture and sales performance into all his teams, with a unique
approach to motivation. After his transformative time at DHL, he is not only the acclaimed
author of the book ‘Radical Simplicity’ but is now officially Chairman of the board of Parcelly,
one of the UK’s most exciting last-mile logistics technology growth businesses.
Sebastian Steinhauser, Group Chief Executive Officer, Parcelly Limited:
“I met with Ken first time in 2018, Parcelly had just started its partnership with DHL Express
UK and had recently been awarded DHL’s prestigious “Last-mile Innovation of the Year”
award. Ken’s expertise across all areas of the industry, from a macro level to micro technical
detail is truly inspiring. On behalf of the executive team and the entire company, I could not
be prouder and feel honoured o have Ken as Chairman on our board of directors, to benefit
from his values, industry knowledge and guidance. The journey continues to accelerate,
here’s to the years ahead!”
Ken Allen, Chairman of the board, Parcelly Limited:
“The Logistics industry is constantly reinventing itself through technology and better asset
utilization to reduce cost and improve efficiency. With the Parcelly model logistics companies
and retailers can provide innovative services with little upfront investment to better serve their customers. I am honoured to join the board and look forward to growing the business
with the entrepreneurial spirit of Sebastian and the team”.