Dr. Claude Béglé began his renowned international career in Nepal, Lebanon and Zimbabwe, where he worked for the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then for the International Red Cross. From there, Dr. Béglé joined the Nestle Group and continued his international career for a further fourteen years, working in various countries abroad. As Managing Director of Philip Morris in Poland, Dr. Béglé was responsible for one of the largest privatisations and foreign investments ever made in Eastern Europe, whilst continuing to run the operational business.
In 1997, Dr. Béglé joined the postal and logistics sector, working for TNT Express Worldwide, The Dutch Post Group, as a Vice President. In 1999, he was appointed CEO of GeoPost International Management and Development GmbH and, at the same time, Chairman of DPD GmbH, a pan-European road transport franchise system, both subsidiaries of the French Group La Poste. On joining the German Post (DPWN) in
October 2005, Dr. Béglé took over responsibility for DHL Express Germany and DHL Central Europe, with revenue of over EUR 5.6 billion and more than 33,000 employees. In May 2007, he was nominated Executive Vice President of DPWN, and in 2008, Dr. Béglé was appointed Chairman of the Board of Swiss Post, a position he held until January 2010.
Dr. Béglé holds a PhD in Economics, a Masters in Law and a Masters in International Relations.