DB Schenker has announced the appointment of Philippe Gilbert to the position of Regional CEO, Americas, effective March 1, 2015. Philippe joined DB Schenker Americas in March 2013 as Regional Director, Europe West, and the company states that he has made a significant contribution to the company both strategically and financially.
Philippe is taking over the CEO role from Heiner Murmann. Murmann is retiring from the position of CEO but continuing his 20-year tenure with the company as a member of the Schenker AG global board of management, responsible for the Air and Ocean freight business unit.
“Philippe has a long professional record in the American market,” said Murmann. “Before joining DB Schenker, he held progressively senior executive roles in the logistics industry, and is very well positioned to lead DB Schenker Americas.”
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of my new role as Regional CEO, Americas,” said Philippe Gilbert. “Heiner has done an outstanding job over the last 20 years, steering DB Schenker Americas through many challenges and great successes during his tenure. He has set the bar very high and I am honoured to follow in his footsteps.”
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