Freight Forwarders

Panalpina enlarges executive board to include air freight

Panalpina is enlarging the company’s Executive Board,to include its three core products: air freight, ocean freight, and logistics.

The freight forwarder also confirmed two of the new roles on the board for air freight and ocean dreight and it will make a further announcement on logistics at a later date.

Swiss-born Lucas Kuehner (pictured above), an 18-year Panalpina veteran, is being promoted to executive vice president, air freight, effective 1 January, 2019.

He has worked at Panalpina since 2000, and has risen through the ranks, holding senior roles in Switzerland and in the USA and has been the global head of air freight and a member of Panalpina’s Executive Committee since 2012.

Danish-born Peder Winther, new to Panalpina, is to be come executive vice president, ocean freight. He will join Panalpina on 1 February, 2019. He has nearly 30 years of international experience in the freight forwarding and transportation industry. Winther joins Panalpina from Kuehne + Nagel.

“Our company has ambitious growth targets for the coming years and a clearly defined plan for reaching them. Our three products – Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing – will be critical drivers accelerating Panalpina’s growth, and that is why we need direct engagement in the decision-making process at the highest management level,” says Panalpina chief executive officer, Stefan Karlen.