Basel, January 4, 2013 - Panalpina today announced that Stefan Karlen, Managing Director Southeast Asia, has been appointed Regional CEO Asia Pacific with immediate effect. His predecessor Marco Gadola will be leaving the company to pursue a career opportunity outside of the logistics industry.

“We regret the departure of Marco Gadola because he is a well experienced manager and contributed a lot to Panalpina’s performance,” says CEO Monika Ribar. “But we understand his decision and wish him great success in the future. At the same time we are happy to have Stefan Karlen as our new Regional CEO Asia Pacific. Stefan has a profound understanding of our business and our culture.” 

Stefan Karlen joined Panalpina in 1997 and held several management positions in Europe and Asia; in his last position he has been responsible for Panalpina’s Area Southeast Asia comprising Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He will take over his new function as Regional CEO Asia Pacific on Monday, January 7th, 2013.
 
The Panalpina Group
 
The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining intercontinental Air and Ocean Freight with comprehensive Value-Added Logistics Services and Supply Chain Services. Thanks to its in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina provides globally integrated end-to-end solutions tailored to its customers' supply chain management needs. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 branches in more than 80 countries. In a further 80 countries, it cooperates closely with partner companies. Panalpina employs approximately 15,500 people worldwide.
 
www.panalpina.com


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