Hans-Jörg Hager to support Kuehne + Nagel’s growth strategy

Effective today, Hans-Jörg Hager, former Chairman of the Board of Management of Schenker Deutschland AG and member of the Schenker Board of Management responsible for land transport in Europe, joins the Kuehne + Nagel Group in a consultancy role. His appointment to the Board of Directors is envisaged.

In close cooperation with the Management Board member responsible for Road & Rail Logistics, Xavier Urbain, Hager will significantly contribute to the realisation of Kuehne + Nagel’s ambitious objectives in this field of activities. Based on his longstanding experience in product design and pan-European network organisation, he will develop concepts and advise the logistics group on all matters of business development. In addition, Hager will participate in defining growth objectives as well as in evaluating acquisition targets.

“We are very pleased that it was possible to retain Hans-Jörg Hager as a consultant for our company,” said Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. “We are aiming at becoming one of the market leaders in the European overland traffic and can benefit considerably from Mr Hager’s know-how and experience. In addition, we will take advantage of Mr Hager’s general management capability when he becomes a member of Kuehne + Nagel’s Board of Directors. Therefore the Board of Directors will propose his election at the Annual General Meeting in May 2009.