Corporate Governance

Management Board

 

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

 

Dr. Detlef 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: Member of the Board of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce.

Positions within the Kuehne+Nagel Group:

2013 – 2015:     
Executive Vice President Contract Logistics of the Group

2016:    
Executive Vice President Air Logistics 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

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 Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

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

 

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 Executive Board of WHU Foundation, Vallendar; Chairman of the C-Talks CHRO Circle and National Trustee of the German Committee of AIESEC registered association, Bonn.

Positions within the Kuehne+Nagel Group:

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

2010–2019:
Corporate Secretary

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

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 Road Logistics.

Positions within the Kuehne+Nagel Group:

1990–1997:  
Various management positions in Sales and Operations

2013–today:  
Executive Vice President Road Logistics of the Group

 

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 North West Europe

2013–2016:     
Regional Manager Western Europe 

2016–today:      
Executive Vice President Air Logistics of the Group

 

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 Sea Logistics

1999–2011:      
Senior Vice President Global Sea Logistics

2011–today:      
Executive Vice President Sea Logistics of the Group

 

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, note 46 and listed furthermore in note 13 to the Financial Statements of Kuehne+Nagel International AG.