• Dynamic management career in an international logistics environment. Entrepreneurial spirit, customer and service focused with strong affinity for structured hands-on approach.
  • Highly motivated executive with successful track record of turnaround and growth strategy, recognized for exceptional problem solving, leadership and motivational skills.
  • Ability to negotiate, deal and close successfully across cultural barriers: trilingual German, English, French, plus intermediate Spanish.
  • Combination of strategic planning, strong general management, P&L management and organizational development skills.

Education and Training

  • MBA, University of Durham Business School, UK; Supply Chain Mgmt Dissertation with Scottish & Newcastle, UK 1999 – 2000
  • Business Economics & Transportation Degree, DAV Bremen, Germany 1993 – 1995
  • Forwarding Agent Apprenticeship, Frans Maas Wuerselen, Germany 1989 – 1992
  • High School Diploma, Inda Gymnasium, Aachen, Germany 1979 – 1989

Work History

2010 – 2015 Director Integrated Logistics               Kuehne + Nagel, Contern, Luxembourg
  • Swiss-based, global logistics company with total staff of 56,000 and a T/O of € 15 billion p.a.
    Responsible for the business field “Integrated Logistics” (4PL concept) for France, starting from scratch with reporting line to the Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel France
  • Development, implementation and management of  end-to-end supply chain solutions across multiple mode of transport and multiple regions
  • Handling of all tasks related to a business field owner position: strategy, business development, customer relationship, budgetingFull P&L responsibility with above market profitability Description, assessment and implementation of the value / saving opportunities for new engagementsIdentification of  specific business model for customers
  • Development and presentation of business solutions to the marketplace
  • Developed and implemented customer engagements generating profitable business from day 1 with a turnover of 15 mio € p.a.
  • Set up an organizational structure in terms of business development, solutions development and implementation, allowing heathy growth for the business
  • Established Kuehne + Nagel “Integrated Logistics” as one of the top 4PL providers in the marketplace


2008 – 2010 Managing Director      Kuehne + Nagel, Wien, Austria

Swiss-based, global logistics company with total staff of 56,000 and a T/O of € 15 billion p.a.

  • Responsible for the Austrian company with a turnover of € 300 million, employing 500 personnel offering full range of services (sea- and airfreight, overland transportation and contract logistics)
  • Handling of all tasks related to a MD position: strategy, business development, customer relationship, budgeting, in alignment with corporate goals
  • Provision of financial leadership and control of results
  • Revision of country strategy and turnaround of operational and financial performance
  • Creation of organisational vision and implementation into short- and long-term operating plans
  • Evaluated the original business plan against actual conditions and projected outcomes based on multiple scenarios. Provided and implemented turnaround and change management  to adjust cost basis by € 4 million
  • Developed and implemented a major restructuring plan leading to a decrease of 15 % in manpower whilst creating a sustainable and scalable organisation
  • Assumed active role in establishment of new products such as Supply Chain Management for Eastern Europe with customers, generating newly signed turnover of  € 10 million from 2010 onwards
  • Shifted the sales and marketing division from specific product owners to cross divisional approach and hence increased sales by 30%
2005 – 2007 Managing Director       Kuehne + Nagel, Contern, Luxembourg

Swiss-based, global logistics company with total staff of 56,000 and a T/O of € 15 billion p.a.

  • Responsible for the Luxembourg company, with a turnover of € 220 million, employing 450 personnel
  • Handling of all tasks related to MD position: strategy, business development, customer relationships, budgeting, alignment with the Kuehne + Nagel Group strategy
  • Provision of leadership and control of financial results
  • Interface with Kuehne + Nagel Group senior management
  • Leveraged professional network and the Luxembourg organisation to build and grow the business from 140 million € turnover in 2004 to 220 million in 2008, with above average profitability
  • Created and implemented strategic roadmap and start-up support of Kuehne + Nagel’s European 4PL division
  • Credited with personal contributions to business development for accounts such as Raflatac, DuPont, Rubbermaid, representing turnover of € 50 million
2000 – 2005 Managing Director Fiege France, Paris, France

German logistics company with total staff of 16,000 and turnover of € 1,6 billion

  • Responsible for the French operation, with a turnover of € 18 million, employing 250 personnelCreation of short and long-term operating plansInterface with Fiege Group senior management and shareholders
  • Increase of over 100 % in turnover from 2000 to 2003, with a profitability above business sector average
  • Planning, take-over and implementation of warehousing outsourcing projects for customers such as Warner Music, Kraft Foods and Bosch
  • Crisis management and turnaround of logistics systems and process management
  • Implementation of French legal framework relative to business practices in France
  • Negotiation with French unions to ensure continued profitable working environment
1996 – 1999 Regional Operations Manager    Beauvais Int., Aachen, Germany

French logistics company with total staff of 200 and turnover of € 40 million

  • Fully responsible for handling and flow of goods in Germany and the Benelux countries (import and export)
  • Solely responsible for depot in Aachen (Germany) with seven commercial and fourteen industrial staff
  • Handling and completion of all related commercial and administrative work
  • Constant interface with European network managers to ensure customers’ required service level
  • Implementation of Just-in-Time concept for automotive industry with a budget for Germany and Benelux of € 2 million
  • Significant involvement in the creation and implementation of transport and information system across Europe; constant up-dating to meet customer and market demands
  • Selection and use of external carriers and other suppliers based on service and cost criteria
1995 – 1996 Controller in Central Administration           Frans Maas, Duesseldorf, Germany

Dutch forwarding agent with a total of 5,000 staff worldwide.

  • Operations in Germany with a staff of 850 and turnover of € 450 million
  • Responsible for controlling freight forwarding activities
  • Monthly compilation of performance reportCreation of an early warning report for all branches / companies
  • Main contributor to restructuring programme
  • Control of company budgeting process and its implementation
1992 – 1993 Administrator in Export GB   Frans Maas, Paris, France

Dutch forwarding agent with a total of 5,000 staff worldwide. Operations in France with a staff of 350 and turnover of € 250 million

  • Member of the export department for forwarding and logistics services in Paris
  • Responsible for operating groupage and express freight from France to Great Britain


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