DB Schenker sets the course for the future with two new board members


DB Schenker is preparing its leadership team for the future, with two international top managers set to join the management board.

Hessel Verhage, originally from the Netherlands, has driven the company’s development as executive vice president for global strategy and transformation at Schenker. As of 1st November, he will move to the management board, where he will be responsible for the contract logistics board division in addition to his current role.

Jakob Wegge-Larsen, originally from Denmark and currently CFO and senior vice president of ocean & logistics at the Danish Maersk Group, was named the new CFO by the Schenker supervisory board and will begin his new role on 1st March, 2023.

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Current CFO Oliver Seidl will remain responsible for the finance division at Schenker until 31st December, 2022. Seidl, who holds a degree in finance and has been at Schenker since late 2016, has chosen to leave the company to begin a new phase of life focusing on other responsibilities. He will leave at the beginning of 2023 on the best of terms.

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“With this new Management Board team, Schenker is positioning itself to meet global changes in the logistics industry, which have required the business to constantly evolve,” Dr. Levin Holle, chairman of the supervisory board of Schenker AG, said. “Given the strength that these two renowned international logistics experts will bring to the Management Board, this is very good news for the Schenker team and our customers,” he added. “This is very good news for our employees and customers,” Holle stated.

“Our new Management Board members, Hessel Verhage and Jakob Wegge-Larsen, will use their experience and innovative spirit to put their full effort into continuing Schenker’s outstanding development into the future. I am looking forward to the ideas and initiatives that they will be bringing to the table,” Jochen Thewes, CEO of Schenker AG, said.