DB Schenker has appointed Petra Kuester chief financial officer of Schenker Limited. She will join towards the end of January replacing Per Holst-Nielsen who has moved back to Sweden to a position within Schenker AB.
Born in Oxford, she has experience in the logistics, banking, power and utilities industries and joins from a CFO position for DB Schenker in Canada.
Schenker CEO Helgi Ingolfsson said: “I am very happy to welcome Petra to the UK organisation, she has a great financial background and will bring many advantages especially in terms of understanding different business cultures. Furthermore not only due to her qualifications and experience having our first female UK board member is a bonus. This helps towards the Deutsche Bahn goal as well, which is to increase the proportion of women in top management positions within the group.”