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Hellmann appoints first Chief Commercial Officer

Leading global logistics provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer, a newly created position within the company.

Jochen Freese, who will be based in Hamburg, will manage the business development and sales for the company, thus taking over some of the current duties of the managing partner Jost Hellmann.

As a member of the International Executive Board of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, the focus of the role will be the strategic business development and growth of the air and ocean freight services, as well as the development of the sales and the solutions business.

Jochen Freese has previously worked in various capacities for the global logistics company UTi Worldwide.

As a former member of the Executive Board of the UTi he has experience in both the field of global verticals and marketing, due to being responsible for the overall business of UTi group in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in recent years. In previous roles, he held various positions working for the Fraunhofer Society, and has also built and led a company in the automotive logistics sector in South Africa.

Jost Hellmann, managing partner at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, commented:
"We are delighted to welcome Jochen into our global team and are excited to have created a new role for him. This is another big milestone to lead our family into the next generation and we are sure Jochen is the right person to do so. It is a real pleasure to be joining the Hellmann team as the newly created Chief Commercial Officer and although it will be a challenge, it is one I will relish. I feel I have a lot to offer from my experience within senior levels in global logistics and believe I can help the company to grow internationally".

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