“The Government this morning agreed to appoint Mr Mueller to chair this important state company at a critical time in the company’s future. An Post has a great brand and an important nation-wide network."

Minister Rabbitte today announced that Christoph Mueller had agreed to accept the role of Chairman of An Post.

Dublin, Tuesday 26 March 2013

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Christoph Mueller appointed as Chair of An Post.

The Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte T.D., today announced that the CEO of Aer Lingus, Christoph Mueller, had agreed to accept the role of Chairman of An Post. Minister Rabbitte said, “The Government this morning agreed to appoint Mr Mueller to chair this important state company at a critical time in the company’s future. An Post has a great brand and an important nation-wide network. It provides very important services to communities throughout Ireland. However, in the internet era, the company also faces significant challenges. The company will benefit from the strategic leadership approach that Christoph Mueller has brought to Aer Lingus. I am also sure that Christoph, who played a leadership role in Deutsche Post and DHL before joining Aer Lingus, will bring a valuable international perspective to the Board of An Post.”

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About An Post

An Post, with a turnover of around €800m, employs 9,000 staff. It operates a nationwide network of post offices transacting Government business and providing financial services. It also provides daily postal services to over two million delivery points.

About Christoph Mueller

Christoph Mueller joined Aer Lingus as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September 2009. He previously held the position of Executive Aviation Director at TUI Travel plc., a FTSE 100 company. In January 2006, Christoph joined the Executive Committee of TUI AG, a DAX 30 company with responsibility for its flight division. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of DHL Worldwide from 2002 to 2004 and became a member of the Executive Committee of Deutsche Post AG in 2004 after the acquisition of DHL by Deutsche Post AG. In January of 2012 Christoph was appointed to the Board of Tourism Ireland, the organisation responsible for the international promotion of the island of Ireland as a tourism destination. He has an MBA from the University of Cologne and subsequently completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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