Aer Lingus CEO appointed chair of An Post

Pat Rabbitte says An Post is facing significant challenges in the internet era

Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller has been appointed the chairman of An Post.

Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller has been appointed the chairman of An Post.

Tue, Mar 26, 2013, 16:48

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller has been appointed the new chairman of An Post.

Announcing the decision this afternoon, Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said the appointment comes at a critical time for the future of An Post.

“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.”

He said the company would benefit from the strategic leadership approach that Christoph Mueller has brought to Aer Lingus.

Mr Mueller previously held leadership roles in Deutsche Post and DHL before joining Aer Lingus. He was also appointed to the Board of Tourism Ireland in January last year.

An Post has a turnover of approximately €800 million and employs 9,000 people.