Dr. Tobias Burger Appointed COO of Air & Sea Logistics at DACHSER

Dachser Nordic
Since the beginning of the year, Dr. Tobias Burger has taken on the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Air & Sea Logistics and has joined the Executive Board at logistics provider DACHSER. Dr. Burger, formerly the Deputy Director of Air & Sea Logistics, succeeds Edoardo Podestà, who recently retired after more than 20 years with DACHSER, the last four of which were spent overseeing the air and sea freight division.

The smooth transition in leadership within the Air & Sea Logistics division reflects the strategic and long-term development of DACHSER’s global network, according to Bernhard Simon, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at DACHSER. Simon acknowledges Podestà’s significant contributions to the company’s growth, particularly in the Asian market. Dr. Tobias Burger, an experienced logistics strategist, now assumes the leadership role with a comprehensive understanding of the intricate challenges facing the global logistics markets.

In his new role, COO Air & Sea Logistics, Dr. Burger’s primary objective is to foster DACHSER’s expansion in global markets. Burkhard Eling, CEO of DACHSER, emphasizes the anticipated growth from business in Asia and the Americas. The company aims to provide customers with a comprehensive global groupage solution by integrating intercontinental transport with their efficient European overland transport network. This ambitious Global Groupage offering, supported by an integrated network with robust contract logistics capabilities, necessitates a formidable air and sea freight organization with a worldwide presence.

Dr. Burger, holding a doctorate in business administration, started his career as a strategy consultant at Siemens Management Consulting and joined DACHSER in 2009. His journey within the company includes roles in controlling and strategy development, with subsequent responsibilities in Corporate Governance. Overseeing the strategic development of the global air and sea freight network, he was appointed Deputy Director of Air & Sea Logistics in 2019. In 2021 and 2022, Dr. Burger successfully led the operations of the ASL EMEA business unit as Managing Director