Dr Georg Rau was appointed to the Executive Board of Hermes Fulfilment GmbH in August 2014 and is responsible for human resources and IT. Since 2017 he is also appointed to strategy & business development. He studied physics in New Mexico, Erlangen and Oxford, gaining a PhD in theoretical solid-state physics. After completing his doctorate, he began his professional career at McKinsey in 1999. From 2004 to 2008 Dr Georg Rau held a variety of management positions at software developers SAP. He then moved to the logistics enterprise Deutsche Post DHL, joining the Management Board where, among other things, he was responsible for introducing the electronic letter ‘E-Postbief’ . During his time at DHL he introduced the SAP-based Target-IT platform into the worldwide shipping business at DHL Global Forwarding. Since 2015 he is CEO at Hermes NexTec GmbH and since the beginning of 2017 CEO at Hermes Europe GmbH.