Ex-DHL exec to head P&O Nedlloyd

Ex-DHL exec to head P&O Nedlloyd

P&O and Royal Nedlloyd NV announced the appointment today of Philip Green as chief executive of P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd.

Green, who takes over Jan. 1, most recently served as chief operating officer of Reuters Group, the British-based news organization, which he joined in 1999. Prior to that Green worked for nine years with DHL International, as chief operating officer for Europe and Africa.

Haddo Meijer, chief executive of Royal Nedlloyd NV, will stand down as chairman of the executive committee of P&O Nedlloyd Jan. 1. As announced previously, Robert Woods, currently group managing director of P&O Nedlloyd, will relinquish this position when be becomes chief executive of P&O, also on Jan. 1. Both Meijer and Woods will become non-executive directors of P&O Nedlloyd.

In a joint comment on the appointment the P&O Nedlloyd co-Chairmen, Lord Sterling and Leo Berndsen, said, "We are very pleased that we have appointed Philip. His experience from DHL gives him a detailed knowledge of the logistics market and during his time at Reuters he demonstrated his ability to work effectively at a senior level in a global...company."