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CEO of Aer Lingus, Mr Christoph Mueller has been appointed as Chair of An Post, it has been announced.

Mr Mueller joined Aer Lingus as its CEO in 2009 having previously held the position of Executive Aviation Director at TUI Travel plc., a FTSE 100 company. In 2006, he 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 2012 Mr Mueller was appointed to the Board of Tourism Ireland.He has an MBA from the University of Cologne and subsequently completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Speaking on the appointment, Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte TD mentioned the “significant challenges” An Post faces in the internet era. He added however that Mr Mueller “will bring a valuable international perspective to the Board of An Post.”