The future of delivery: How new technologies and players are changing the parcel logistics

On October 12th, 2016 Dr. Philip Nölling (Chief Financial Officer of DPD GeoPost Germany) will give a lecture on the topic: “The future of delivery: How new technologies and players are changing the parcel logistics”. The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Past event — 12 October 2016

Kühne Logistics University
Grosser Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg

Spoken language


The parcel industry is booming. Fast growing E-commerce combined with the disruptive power of new technologies change the face of the industry. Rising parcel volumes, the entry of new competitors, technological innovations and demanding customers challenge the established players.
The lecture analyses the underlying reasons for the actual development in the parcel business, explaining the challenges for established and new delivery companies and giving an outlook how the industry might look like in the future.



Dr. Philip Nölling is Chief Financial Officer of DPD GeoPost Germany, one of the leading European parcel logistic companies.

Dr. Nölling studied Economics, Law and Economic Geography at the Universities of Hamburg and Heidelberg and holds an MA in Economics (1993). He received a PhD scholarship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DfG) and wrote his  thesis at the Graduiertenkolleg at the College of Europe in Hamburg. His PhD  on "Great Britain's currency arrangements in conflict with the monetary integration of Europe" (1996) was one of the first doctoral studies conducted on the economic impacts of the Maastricht treaty. 

1996, Dr. Nölling started his professional career as personal secretary of CFO of Otto Group. He worked in the purchase department in Hongkong (1999) and was Head of Marketing Strategy Otto (2000). In 2001, Dr. Nölling became Managing Director of Germany's largest internet Information site, "Gruner + Jahr Computer Channel" in Munich.

Retourning to Otto Group 2002, Dr. Nölling was  Director of Corporate Finance until he moved as CFO to Hermes Logistic Group in 2009. Since 2015 he is CFO of DPD GeoPost (Deutschland) GmbH.
Since 1996, Dr. Nölling publishes frequently in journals and newspapers with a focus on financial markets, logistics and sustainability. 

The Lecture Series

The KLU Lecture Series is a forum for scientists and practitioners to talk and discuss on state-of-the art topics related loosely to logistics and entrepreneurship. To register please send an email to: melanie.winkelmann(at)