BIn its meeting on March 1, 2016 the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG decided to propose its Vice Chairman Dr. Joerg Wolle for election as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the General Annual Meeting on May 3, 2016. In this function Dr. Wolle will succeed Karl Gernandt, who has been appointed President of Kuehne Holding AG as of May 2016. Kuehne Holding AG, owned by Klaus-Michael Kuehne, is incorporated in Schindellegi / Switzerland, and holds the majority of shares in Kuehne + Nagel International AG. As Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Karl Gernandt will remain related to the company. For more information see press release of the Kuehne Holding AG, March 2, 2016.
Bernd Wrede, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2002, will not be standing for re-election at the General Annual Meeting 2016. For a 17-year term Bernd Wrede delivered substantial input to the Board and its Committees. Until the General Annual Meeting 2016 he is a member of the Chairman’s Committee, Nomination and Compensation as well as Audit Committee.
The Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG will propose the appointment of Ms. Hauke Stars to the Board. Since December 2012 Hauke Stars is member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse AG. She started her professional career in 1992 at Bertelsmann mediaSystems GmbH, Gütersloh, Germany. From 1998 to 2004 she worked for ThyssenKrupp Information Systems GmbH, Krefeld, renamed to Triaton GmbH in 2000. In 2004 Hauke Stars joined Hewlett Packard Netherlands B.V., Utrecht, as member of the country management. From 2007 to 2012 she was Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Switzerland GmbH and Country Manager Enterprise Systems.
In future the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG will be headed by Dr. Joerg Wolle as Non-Executive Chairman after a period of a particularly close cooperation between Karl Gernandt as Executive Chairman and the Management Board.