05/18/2016, 07:00 AM CEST

Tim Scharwath to become Member of the Board of Management for DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

The new CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight will join the Group within the next twelve months.

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The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG appointed Tim Scharwath (50) to the Board of Management responsible for DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. Tim Scharwath comes from Kuehne + Nagel International AG, where he has been Member of the Management Board responsible for global airfreight since 2011. The new CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight will join the Group within the next twelve months. In the meantime Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group retains responsibility for this division.

"We are very pleased that Tim Scharwath will become a Member of the Board of Management, taking over responsibility for our Global Forwarding and Freight division. He comes with an impressive freight forwarding track record, and is ideally placed to continue the encouraging progress we start to see in our forwarding businesses, and which we will steadily grow over the years," said Frank Appel , CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Impressive freight forwarding track record

For over 20 years, Tim Scharwath has had several management positions within Kuehne + Nagel International AG. Under his leadership Kuehne + Nagel's airfreight business became number two globally. In his role to date as Executive Vice President and Member of the Board, Air Logistics, Group Airfreight, he has global responsibility for the airfreight, sales and marketing organization of the Kuehne + Nagel Group.

Prior to this position, Tim Scharwath held roles as Regional President, North West Europe and the UK, and Regional Senior Vice President, Airfreight and Member of the Regional Board, Central Europe and Germany. He was accountable for the migration of different country organizations, the integration of acquired companies, and the successful management of his business during the economic downturn in 2009. Tim Scharwath holds a degree in business administration from the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Amadou Diallo remains CEO Freight, responsible for Road Transport.