Scharwath takes over as DHL Global Forwarding, Freight CEO

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DHL Global Forwarding, Freight CEO, Tim Scharwath

Tim Scharwath has joined the Deutsche Post DHL Group board of management as the chief executive officer (CEO) of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.

He previously headed up the airfreight business at Kuehne + Nagel International (K+N), and takes over from Group CEO, Frank Appel, who managed the function in the interim.

Scharwath has over 20 years of experience in the logistics industry, holding several positions at K+N, including management of global airfreight and sales organisation, the integration of acquired companies, and steering it to become the number two air forwarder globally.

In his new role, he will continue the division’s momentum regarding the IT renewal roadmap and the significant progress made in operating profits.

Scharwath says: “I am enthusiastically looking forward to joining Deutsche Post DHL Group at a time of significant opportunity. As we build a strong foundation for DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, I want to reinforce our core business model, lead a strong and proud organisation and enhance sustainable customer value.”

Appel says: “As a real expert in the freight forwarding world, I am certain that Tim is prepared for his new responsibilities and is the right choice to realise the ambitious goals we have for the DHL Global Forwarding, Freight division.”