Aramex Appoints Oliver Barthel as Chief Digital Officer

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Published May 10th, 2017 - 08:32 GMT
Oliver Barthel ,  Chief Digital Officer
Oliver Barthel , Chief Digital Officer

Aramex (DFM: ARMX), the disruptive leader in the global logistics and transportation industry, today announced the appointment of Oliver Barthel as Chief Digital Officer. Based in Amman, the newly created role on Aramex’s Leadership Team will be responsible for driving the company’s digital transformation plans to become a technology-based enterprise. Barthel has over 25 years of international experience in Information Technology (IT), Logistics, Retail and Transportation.

Joining Aramex from DB Cargo, a European logistics service provider and rail freight operator, Barthel brings to his current role a wealth of knowledge in Information Technology and Business Transformation. He will be critical to facilitating Aramex’s plans to further grow its e-commerce and digital capabilities while ensuring operations internally are continually transitioning to technology-based platforms.

From 2010 to 2017, Barthel held the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) at DB Cargo. Prior to this, he spent four years as the Head of IT Governance and direct report to the CIO of DB Schenker, a global logistics service provider.

Barthel has also held a number of other senior roles across Europe. This includes Principal Consumer Products, Retail, Distribution and Transportation at Capgemini, Senior Project Manager in the area of Efficient Consumer Response and Retail at Roland Berger & Partner, and VP of Central & Eastern Europe at Intactix International (today part of JDA Software) a provider of category and floor & shelf space management solutions for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers.

In the early 2000s, he was the Founder and CIO of an e-commerce startup in Munich, financed by venture capital firms and one of the top retailers in Europe. Barthel also has extensive experience from his apprenticeship at Siemens and a diverse range of part-time jobs and internships such as HP and AEG.

Barthel holds a degree in Applied Computer Science from the University of Bamberg, where he studied Management & Controlling, Development of Business Information Systems, and Logistics & Logistical Computer Science. He is a German National, fluent in English and also speaks French and Spanish.

Background Information


Aramex has rapidly grown into a global brand, recognized for its customized services and innovative products. Listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and based in the UAE, Aramex is centrally located at the crossroads between East and West, which allows us to provide customized logistics solutions anywhere in the world effectively and reach more businesses and consumers regionally and globally.

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