Schindellegi / CH , November 30, 2012 - At today's meeting, the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG has appointed Dr. Detlef Trefzger as new member of the Management Board as of March 1, 2013. He will take over global responsibility for the business unit Contract Logistics.
Dirk Reich steps down from his responsibility for the Contract Logistics business unit as of today and will be at the Chairman’s disposal for special tasks until further notice. Until March 1, 2013, the CEO of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Reinhard Lange, will assume responsibility for Contract Logistics.
Over many years Dirk Reich has shaped the development of the Contract Logistics business unit and the organisation would like to thank him for his valuable contributions during 18 years with Kuehne + Nagel.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger was member of the Executive Board of Schenker AG, Essen, Germany, from 2004 to October 2012. He held worldwide responsibility for the business unit Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and most recently he additionally was in charge of Global Airfreight and Global Oceanfreight.
Dr. Trefzger started his career at Siemens AG. In 1994 he moved to the logistics sector, initially as Principal at Roland Berger & Partner, Munich. In 1999 he was appointed CFO and member of the Executive Board of Schenker & CO AG, Vienna, Austria.
Karl Gernandt, Chairman, Kuehne + Nagel International AG: “We are very pleased that Dr. Trefzger will join our Group. In our industry he is highly respected for his proven expertise and leadership skills. Contract Logistics is an important pillar of our company and we are convinced that the further strategic development of this business unit will be in good hands with Dr. Trefzger.”
About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 63,000 employees at more than 1000 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 integrated logistics solutions.
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