Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Dr Detlef Trefzger as chief executive officer. He takes on the role with immediate effect.
Trefzger is a member of the Kuehne + Nagel Management Board and responsible for Contract & Integrated Logistics. He will retain responsibility for this business unit until further notice.
Before joining Kuehne + Nagel, Trefzger was member of the executive board of Schenker AG from 2004 to October 2012.
He held worldwide responsibility for the Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management business unit, and most recently he additionally was in charge of Global Airfreight and Global Oceanfreight.
Karl Gernandt, chairman and interim CEO of Kuehne + Nagel, said: “We are convinced that Detlef Trefzger will maintain the continuity of leadership and direction of our Company, while at the same time injecting new ideas to ensure its future, successful development.
“Over the past months he has made significant contributions to the successful implementation of our strategy. His management philosophy corresponds with the Kuehne + Nagel ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ and the company’s team-oriented culture will benefit greatly from his constructive leadership style.