Rhenus Air & Ocean announces new CEOs


Jan Harnisch and Tobias König have been appointed as the new global Co-CEOs for Rhenus Air & Ocean. The leadership team will focus on spearheading transformational growth and operational excellence across all areas including digitalisation, human resources development, sustainability and scalability. The announcement comes in light of the creation of a new department in Rhenus Air & Ocean.

Specific key areas for Tobias König include strategic customer relationship development, industry verticals and marketing as well as positioning Rhenus as the forwarder of choice. Jan Harnisch’s duties will include leading the direction for volume growth, product and service innovation as well as enhancing operational excellence.

Jan Harnisch joined Rhenus as a Business Development Manager in China in 2012 before moving to Singapore to take up the role of regional product Ocean Freight Head of Asia and the CEO of Far East Asia region. He was then promoted to Global COO of Products Air & Ocean in Germany prior to this latest role.

Tobias König started his career with Rhenus in 2008 in Rhenus Port Logistics as an assistant to the board and moving fast onto the sales role in 1.5 years. In 2011, Rhenus Projects Logistics was founded, and Tobias König became the Managing Director. From 2020 onwards, he took over the position of Global CCO of Rhenus Air & Ocean before being named as the CEO.
Recent developments by Rhenus include its announcement to achieve carbon neutral global LCL services by 2030, as part of its strategy to spearhead the industry’s transition to sustainable logistics.

Source: Rhenus Logistics