Kuehne + Nagel initiates top management changes

Inex Partners Oy has nominated Kuehne+Nagel to be its partner for order and supplier management and overseas ocean freight.

The Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel have announced top management changes. Effective August 1, 2022, Stefan Paul will assume the position of CEO of Kuehne + Nagel. At the same time, the current CEO, Dr. Detlef Trefzger, will step down for private reasons. The company stated it plans to appoint Dr. Trefzger to the Board of Directors, with the term following completion of his successful nine-year leadership.

Stefan Paul (born 1969) is a German citizen and has been a member of the Kuehne + Nagel Management Board since 2013. He is currently responsible for Road Logistics and Sales. He started his career at Kuehne + Nagel in 1990. Between 1997 and 2013, he held management positions at various logistics companies in Germany and the UK, among others.

In 2013, Stefan Paul returned to Kuehne + Nagel, where he assumed responsibility for all Road Logistics activities and was able to expand and globalise the business while increasing profitability. Later, he also took over the responsibilities for global sales in the management team.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel Dr. Joerg Wolle commented: “One of Kuehne + Nagel’s principles is long-term company development, which includes, above all, succession planning for management positions. In view of the company’s very successful performance, the focus thereby lies on ensuring continuity. With the appointment of Stefan Paul as CEO, the global strategy and corporate culture will be sustained”. 

Source: Kuehne + Nagel 


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