Panalpina picks Christian Wurst as CEO for Europe

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Panalpina CEO for Europe (from February 2019), Christian Wurst

Panalpina has appointed Christian Wurst as its new regional CEO for Europe, bringing extensive experience of the freight forwarding and logistics industry with him.

German-born Wurst, who will join Panalpina in February 2019 has more than 20 years of international experience in the freight forwarding and logistics industry and a broad knowledge of European markets and cultures.

The 45-year-old has previously worked for RWTUV, Wincanton and DB Schenker, and in his new role will be based in Frankfurt, taking responsibility for the European region.

Panalpina CEO, Stefan Karlen says: “Christian Wurst is a distinguished industry expert and strong leader. He will strengthen our Executive Committee and help us reach our ambitious growth targets for 2020.”

Wurst holds a PhD in business administration from the University of Kassel and an MA in business administration from WHU – Koblenz Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management.