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Jochen Thewes new CEO of Schenker AG

[ August 26, 2015   //   ]

The Supervisory Board of Schenker AG has appointed Jochen Thewes, 44, has the company’s new Chairman of the Board of Management. He will take up his new position on September 1.

With this role, Thewes will lead the Business Unit DB Schenker Logistics, which forms part of the DB Group Board Department Transportation and Logistics.

Thewes, who hails from Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, is an internationally recognized supply chain and logistics expert. He brings to Schenker more than 20 years of senior management expertise and experiences, in both regional and global positions.

Over the past years Thewes has made significant contributions to DB Schenker, most notably since 2011 in his role as Chief Executive Officer in Singapore in the fast paced and most dynamic Asia/Pacific Region. He is responsible for 13.000 employees spread across 200 locations in 20 countries. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President Global Ocean Freight, based in the Head Office of DB Schenker Logistics in Essen/Germany.

Before joining DB Schenker, Thewes held various senior management positions within the global logistics group Kuehne + Nagel.

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