Corporate governance

Management Board

 

As of May 11, 2016, Tim Scharwath stepped down as member of the Management Board responsible for the business unit Airfreight. From May 12 to September 30, 2016, the CEO led the business unit ad interim. The Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG appointed Yngve Ruud as a new member of the Management Board effective October 1, 2016. He assumed global responsibility for the business unit Airfreight.

 

On the closing date, the biographical particulars of the Management Board members are as follows:

 

 

Dr. Detlef Trefzger, German, 1962

Dr. Trefzger studied at Muenster and Kingston upon Hull and attained a degree in Business Management by Vienna University of Business and Economics. In 1989 he started his career as a Project Manager, Industrial & Building Systems Group at Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany. In 1994 he joined Roland Berger & Partner, Munich, Germany, as a Principal in the Competence Center Transportation & Logistics. From 1999 to 2003 he worked as a Member of the Board and CFO of the region South East Europe at Schenker & Co AG, Vienna, Austria. From 2004 to October 2012 Dr. Detlef Trefzger was a Member of the Executive Board of Schenker AG, Essen, Germany, and responsible for Global Contract Logistics/Supply Chain Management. In addition, he was Executive Vice President Global Air Freight and Global Ocean Freight in 2012. Other significant activities: Board Member of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore.

 

Positions within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

2013–2015
Executive Vice President Contract Logistics of the Group

12.05.2016–30.09.2016
Executive Vice President Airfreight of the Group

2013–today
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Group
Chief Executive and Chairman of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG

Markus Blanka-Graff, Austrian, 1967

Graduated as Master in Economics from Vienna University of Business and Economics.

 

Positions within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

1996–2006
Various Management positions in Finance

2006–2009
Regional CFO North West Europe

2009–2014
Director of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

2014–today
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Group

Lothar Harings, German, 1960

Lawyer (assessor iur.). Various national and international management positions with Siemens, amongst others, Vice President Human Resources Siemens AG for Enterprise & International HR ICN from 1998 to 2002. Member of the Management Board of T-Mobile International. Responsible for Global Human Resources with T-Mobile AG and Deutsche Telekom from 2002 until March 2009. Other significant activities: Member of the academic advisory board of Bonner Akademie, Bonn; National Curator of Deutsches Komitee of AIESEC e. V., Bonn; Member of the Board of Directors of WHU Foundation, Vallendar.

 

Positions within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

2009–today
Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the Group 

2010–today
Corporate Secretary

Martin Kolbe, German, 1961

Graduated computer scientist. Positions in IT management including CIO with Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) from 2002 to 2005, responsible for DHL Europe and DHL Germany as well as member of the Supervisory Board in several DPWN-associated companies.

 

Position within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

2005–today
Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Group

Stefan Paul, German, 1969

After completing an apprenticeship as a freight forwarder he started his career with Kuehne + Nagel in 1990 where he held various positions in Sales and Operations. In 1997 he joined Deutsche Post DHL, Germany, as General Manager for Key Accounts and Industry Sectors, and worked in various management positions until he became CEO of DHL Freight, Germany, in February 2010. In February 2013 Stefan Paul joined Kuehne + Nagel as a Member of the Management Board, responsible for the Business Unit Overland.

 

Positions within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

1990–1997
Various management positions in Sales and Operations

2013–today
Executive Vice President Overland

Yngve Ruud, Norwegian, 1964

Graduated from the Norwegian School of Management.

 

Positions within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

1990–1996
Operational and Finance Manager Kuehne + Nagel Norway

1997–2011
Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Norway

2011–2013
Regional Manager Kuehne + Nagel North West Europe

2013–2016
Regional Manager Kuehne + Nagel Western Europe

01.10.2016–today
Executive Vice President Airfreight of the Group

Horst Joachim (Otto) Schacht, German, 1959

Graduated as a shipping agent. From 1978 to 1997 he held various positions globally with Hapag-Lloyd, including three years in the United States as Trade Manager Far East-Europe.

 

Positions within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

1997–1999
Member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel Germany, responsible for Seafreight

1999–2011
Senior Vice President Global Seafreight

2011–today
Executive Vice President Seafreight of the Group

Gianfranco Sgro, Italian, 1967

Graduated as Electronic Engineer from Turin Polytechnic University. Gianfranco Sgro started his career in 1992 as a Project Manager at TNT Express. From 1995 to 2006 he held various national and international positions with TNT Logistics (Operational Director in Brazil, President and Managing Director South America, President and Managing Director Italy). From 2006 until 2012 he was nominated Regional President South Europe, Middle East and Africa with CEVA. From 2012 to 2014 he worked as South America Chief Operating Officer with Pirelli. In February 2015 Gianfranco Sgro joined Kuehne + Nagel as a Member of the Management Board, responsible for the Business Unit Contract Logistics.

 

Position within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

2015–today
Executive Vice President Contract Logistics of the Group

 

The Articles of Association (AoA) of Kuehne + Nagel International AG limit the number of mandates that members of the Management Board may hold outside the Kuehne + Nagel Group. Article 21 of the AoA limits the maximum number of permitted mandates of members of the Management Board to five board memberships, whereof no more than one may be held in a stock-listed company. Each mandate requires the approval of the Board of Directors. Mandates in companies, which are controlled by Kuehne + Nagel or which control Kuehne + Nagel, are not subject to this limitation. In addition, members of the Management Board may hold no more than 25 mandates at Kuehne + Nagel’s request, and no more than 25 mandates in associations, charitable organisations, foundations, trusts, and employee welfare foundations.


Compensation, shareholdings and loans

All details regarding compensation, shareholdings and loans are set forth in the separate Remuneration Report and in the Consolidated Financial Statements and listed furthermore in the Financial Statements of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.