Global Human Resources and Legal Affairs

Effective 1 December 2006, Dr. Alexander Schmid-Lossberg (46) will become a member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, and after an introductory period will succeed Klaus-Dieter Pietsch (65) as Head of Global Human Resources on 1 April 2007. Already upon joining the company, he will be in charge of Legal Affairs at Management Board level.

After having transferred his former responsibilities to Dr. Schmid-Lossberg, Klaus-Dieter Pietsch will continue to be a member of the Management Board until the end of 2007, and assume special tasks with regard to growth and integration processes across the Group.

Dr. Schmid-Lossberg, who earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Hamburg, has held various managerial positions in human resources with international companies, most recently (since 1999) as Senior Vice President Human Resources & General Affairs / Legal at DSM Nutritional Products AG (formerly Roche Vitamins). He has broad experience in management development and compensation & benefits as well as in the transformation and integration of corporate divisions.

“The systematic development and advancement of our most valuable asset – our employees – serve as the basis for the further extension of our global leadership position,” said Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. “With the appointment of Dr. Schmid-Lossberg, a highly experienced executive with international experience is taking over responsibility for the continuous development of human resources practices and policies across our fast-growing organisation.”