Ewald Kaiser appointed to the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG

With effect from October 1, 2005, Ewald Kaiser will be appointed to the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for the business unit Rail & Road Logistics. His appointment underlines the strategic importance of these activities for the globally operating logistics company.

Since 2001, Ewald Kaiser has been Managing Director of Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG in Germany, the Group’s largest national organisation with meanwhile 7,500 employees. In this position, he has played a decisive role in the development of a national overland network. Acquisitions to strengthen these activities have been successfully integrated into the German organisation under his leadership. Today, with a 28 per cent share in shipments, Kuehne + Nagel is the largest member of the German groupage network IDS. Alongside the further expansion of the national overland organisation, Ewald Kaiser will in a next step focus on establishing a network across the major industrial countries in Europe.

“Our objective is to develop Kuehne + Nagel into a leading service provider in the European overland market,“ said Klaus Herms, CEO of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. “With Ewald Kaiser, a highly experienced and successful manager is taking over the responsibility for this strategically significant business unit.”