Schindellegi / CH, June 14, 2011 –
The Board of Directors has appointed Horst-Joachim Schacht and Tim Scharwath to the Kuehne + Nagel International AG Management Board as of September 1, 2011. Horst-Joachim Schacht will be responsible for the business unit “Sea Logistics” and Tim Scharwath for the business unit “Air Logistics”. The two senior managers will take on the responsibilities of Peter Ulber who – as previously communicated – will leave the company due to personal reasons.
After holding several management positions in the shipping industry, Horst-Joachim Schacht (52) joined Kuehne + Nagel in 1997. He started his career as a member of the Management Board of the German organisation responsible for seafreight. As Senior Vice President he has been managing global seafreight operations since 1999.
Tim Scharwarth (45) joined the Kuehne + Nagel Group in 1992. Following positions in sales and branch management, he was appointed Executive Vice President Airfreight Central Europe in 2004. From 2007 to 2008 he was Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel’s organisation in the Netherlands and in 2009 he was promoted to Regional Director North West Europe.
“We are very pleased to be able to fill two board positions with highly capable personalities from our own ranks, demonstrating the strengths of our organisation,” said Karl Gernandt, Chairman of the Kuehne + Nagel Group. “For many years both gentlemen have contributed to the success of our company in various management positions and bring with them a profound know-how and professional experience in the respective areas. At the same time, the appointment of two new board members underlines the importance of our dynamically growing “Sea Logistics” and “Air Logistics” business units. I am convinced that under the management of Horst-Joachim Schacht and Tim Scharwath our successful operations will continue and benefit from new impulses.“
About Kuehne + Nagel
With more than 58,000 employees at 900 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based lead logistics solutions.