Klaus Dohrmann joined DPDHL Corporate Development department in 2008.  Klaus advanced his position to become head of strategy for the Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI) and is now Vice President  Strategy and Development for the Engineering & Manufacturing (E&M) sector.

His role involves driving the global sector in alignment with all DHL divisions, including development of sector strategy, identification of new business opportunities, support of product development and execution of selected strategic initiatives.

Klaus is also responsible for the sector’s knowledge base and community, driving and supporting customer engagement for activities such as the global DHL E&M conference, as well as regional conferences and customer innovation workshops.

Asked what he saw as the importance of the E&M sector within a company like DHL, Klaus replied: “The most important trends shaping today’s world economy – globalization, the rapid growth of emerging markets, and the pace of technological development, are driven by engineering and manufacturing (E&M) businesses. Whether these companies focus on the extraction and transportation of raw materials, production of high-tech manufacturing equipment, construction of more and more advanced buildings, or sophisticated air, sea, and rail transportation, E&M operations are literally building the modern world.”

Klaus recently completed his PhD entitled “Electric vehicles for last-mile delivery – an economic analysis” from the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2015.

He is married with two children.