K + N appoints new head of airfreight

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Kuehne + Nagel headquarters in Schindellegi, Switzerland

Kuehne + Nagel (K + N) has appointed Yngve Ruud as a new member of the Management Board effective 1 October 2016 – to take on the role as head of the business unit Airfreight Logistics.

He succeeds Tim Scharwath who will leave the company – as communicated four weeks ago – in the course of the next year.

Ruud, 52, was born in Oslo, Norway, has been part of the K + N Group since 1990. In 2013, he was appointed regional manager for Western Europe, K + N’s largest regional organisation.

As head of K + N North West Europe, based in London, he was responsible for the business activities in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the UK from 2011 to 2013. Previously, Ruud successfully developed the K + N organisation in Norway.

K + N chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Joerg Wolle says: ”We are very pleased that, in a very short time, we were able to appoint an experienced executive from our own ranks to the Management Board.

“Based on his proven logistics expertise, in his new role as head of global airfreight, Yngve Ruud will set the course to reach our ambitious goals, thus continuing our success story in airfreight.

“During his 26 years with Kuehne + Nagel, Yngve Ruud demonstrated leadership in various positions. With an integrated solutions approach and strong execution, he has successfully expanded the customer base and improved results in all business units in the challenging market environment of Western Europe,” says K + N chief executive officer Detlef Trefzger.