BONN—Christof Ehrhart, currently head of global corporate communications for the European Aeronautic Defence und Space Company, has been named head of corporate communications at Deutsche Post World Net. He succeeds Manfred Harnischfeger, who will leave the company to retire in June, 2009, although he will remain in contact with Deutsche Post World Net as a consultant.
In his new position, Ehrhart will be in charge of group-wide internal and external communications, corporate sponsoring and worldwide brand management for Deutsche Post World Net. He will report directly to the chairman of the board of management, Frank Appel.
Before working for EADS, the parent company to the airplane manufacturer Airbus and other firms, Ehrhart headed the corporate communications department for Schering and earlier worked in public relations for JT International Germany and held communications responsibility for various operative media businesses in the Bertelsmann Group.