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
"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."