Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of global airfreight in a short time


June 04, 2016: Kuehne + Nagel quickly appointed Yngve Ruud for the business unit Airfreight Logistics after Tim Scharwath communicated that he would leave the company for DHL. He joins his new role from October 1, 2016.

Dr. Joerg Wolle, chairman of the board of directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, “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.”

“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,” said Detlef Trefzger, CEO of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.”

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

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