Dr. Joerg Wolle - Chairman

German/Swiss, 1957

Dr. Wolle is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Schindellegi, Switzerland, since May 2016.

He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Since June 2002 President and CEO of DKSH Group which resulted from the merger of the Asian activities of Diethelm Keller and SiberHegner. Previously he worked since 2000 in the same function at SiberHegner. From 1991 to 1995 Dr. Joerg Wolle worked as Director of Marketing and Sales at SiberHegner in Hong Kong and in 1995 became a member of the Management Board of SiberHegner in Zürich.


Other significant activities: Honorary Professor for "Intercultural Communication" at the University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau, Germany. Member of the Management Board of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association and member of the Board of Directors of the Diethelm Keller Holding.
 

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group

2010 – 2012:              Member of the Board of Directors

2011 – May 2016:     Chairman of Nomination and Compensation Committee

2013 – May 2016:     Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

May 2016 - today:    Chairman of the Board of Directors
                                     Chairman of the Chairmans Committee
                                     Chairman of the Chairmans Committee

Klaus-Michael Kuehne - Honorary Chairman

German, 1937

Commercial apprenticeship in banking industry.

Other significant activities: Chairman of the board of trustees of the Kuehne Foundation, Schindellegi, and the Klaus-Michael Kuehne Foundation, Hamburg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kühne Logistics University GmbH (KLU), Hamburg.

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

1958:   Entrance into the family business followed by various management positions

1966 – 1975:   Chief Executive Officer of the Group

1975 – 1992:   Delegate and member of the Board of Directors

1992 – 2009:   Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors,
                           Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

2009 – 2011:   Chairman of the Board of Directors 
                           Chairman of the Nominations and Compensation Committee

2010 – 2011:   Chairman of the Chairman's Committee

2011 – today:  Honorary Chairman Kuehne + Nagel International AG
                           Member of the Board of Directors 
                           Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
                           Member of the Chairman's Committee

Karl Gernandt - Vice Chairman

German, 1960

Karl Gernandt was Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Schindellegi, Switzerland, from May 2011 until May 2016. Following his appointment as Executive Chairman of Kuehne Holding AG by Klaus-Michael Kuehne, he remains related to Kuehne + Nagel as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Schindellegi, Switzerland. 

On October 1, 2008, Klaus-Michael Kuehne, majority shareholder of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, appointed Karl Gernandt as his successor. Consequently, he became CEO of Kuehne’s privately held Kuehne Holding AG, Schindellegi. In 2009 he has been appointed Delegate of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. He is Board Member of the Klaus-Michael Kuehne Foundation in Hamburg and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kuehne Foundation, Switzerland. Since 2011, he is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hapag-Lloyd AG.

Karl Gernandt started his professional career at Deutsche Bank AG. From 1988 to 1996 he held various positions including assistant to the Chairman of the Board as well as posts in the international banking business in Asia and in the USA. In his last function he had regional responsibility for Deutsche Bank branches in the West of Germany.

From 1997 to 1999 he set his mark on the Financial Institution Group of A.T. Kearney GmbH. In 1999, Karl Gernandt moved to Holcim (Deutschland) AG as CFO, in 2000, he was appointed CEO and at the same time member of the European Board of Holcim Ltd. In 2007, he became CEO of the Holcim Western Europe region, Brussels.

Karl Gernandt completed his studies at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, with a Master of Business Administration after two years apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank.

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

2008 – 2011:              Member of the Board of Directors

2009 – 2011:              Executive Vice Chairman and Delegate of the Board of Directors

2010 – 2011:              Member of the Chairman’s Committee

2011 – May 2016:     Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
                                     Chairman of the Chairman’s Committee 
                                     Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
                                     Member of the Audit Committee

May 2016 - today:     Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
                                      Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
                                      Member of the Chairmans Committee
                                      Member of the Audit Committee

Dr. Renato Fassbind - Member

Swiss, 1955

After graduating from his studies in economics at the University of Zurich, Dr. Renato Fassbind worked as an assistant in the ‘Institut für Schweizerisches Bankwesen’ at the University of Zurich between 1979 and 1982. In 1984 he joined Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel and advanced to the Head of Internal Audit. In 1990 he joined ABB AG being the Chief Financial Officer from 1997 until 2002; from 2002 until 2004 he was the Chief Executive Officer of Diethelm Keller Holding AG, Zürich. In 2004 Dr. Renato Fassbind joined the Credit Suisse Group as the Chief Financial Officer of the Credit Suisse Group AG and the Credit Suisse AG until October 2010. In his function he was member of the Executive Boards of Credit Suisse Group AG and of Credit Suisse AG since 2004.

Other significant activities: Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Re. Ltd., Zurich; Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Federal Audit Oversight Authority (FAOA), Bern.

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group

2011 – today: Member of the Board of Directors

2011 – today: Member of the Audit Comittee

Juergen Fitschen - Member

German, 1948

Juergen Fitschen is Senior Advisor to Deutsche Bank and was its Co-Chief Executive Officer From June 1, 2012 until May 19, 2016.

Trained as a wholesale and export trader, then graduated in business administration from Hamburg University, Juergen Fitschen started his career in 1975 at Citibank in Hamburg. In 1983 he was appointed member of the Executive Committee of Citibank Germany.

In 1987 he joined Deutsche Bank and after various management positions in Thailand, Japan, Singapore and UK, he was appointed member of the Management board in 2001, responsible for "Corporate and Investment Bank". Juergen Fitschen left the Management Board in 2002 and became a member of the newly created Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank until its resolution in 2015.

In 2004 he took over the responsibilities as Global Head of Regional Management and CEO of Deutsche Bank Germany. In 2009 he rejoined the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG, retaining both responsibilities, and was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer as of June 1, 2012.

Fitschen is a member of the Supervisory Board of Metro AG and a member of the Board of Directors of Kuehne+Nagel International AG. From April 2013 until April 2016 Fitschen was President of the Association of German Banks (Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V.).

 

Other significant activities: Member of the Supervisory Board of Metro AG.

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group

2008–today:  Member of the Board of Directors

2008-2009: Member of the Economic Council

Hans Lerch - Member

Swiss, 1950

Commercial apprenticeship in tourist industry with a 35 years career at Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd., assignments in the Far East from 1972–1985, various responsibilities at the company’s headquarters in Zurich, President and CEO from 1999–2005. Chairman and CEO of SR Technics in Zurich from 2005-2008. Vice Chairman and CEO of Hotelplan Holding Ltd., Zurich, since 2010.

Other significant activities: Executive Director of Abercrombie & Kent Group of companies, London; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International School of Tourism Management, Zurich; Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Venturetec Ltd., Zug; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the move>med Foundation, Zurich.
 

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group

2005 – today:   Member of the Board of Directors

2006 – today:   Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Dr. Thomas Staehelin - Member

Swiss, 1947

Dr. Thomas Staehelin is a Swiss Corporate and Tax Attorney and Partner in the Basel based law firm Fromer Advokatur und Notariat.

Other significant activities (among others): Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne Holding AG, Schindellegi; Vice Chairman of Kuehne Foundation; Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Siegfried Holding AG, Zofingen; Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Inficon Holding AG, Bad Ragaz; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swissport International SA, Opfikon, and of Scobag Privatbank AG, Basel; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lantal Textiles, Langenthal and of Stamm Bau AG, Binningen; Member of the Board of Directors of economiesuisse (Swiss Business Federation); President of the Basel Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Vereinigung der Privaten Aktiengesellschaften; and member of the Swiss Foundation for Accounting and Reporting Recommendations (SWISS GAAP FER).
 

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group

1978 – today:  Member of the Board of Directors

2006 – today:  Chairman of the Audit Committee

Hauke Stars - Member

German, 1967

Since December 2012 Hauke Stars is member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse AG. She started her professional career in 1992 at Bertelsmann mediaSystems GmbH, Gütersloh, Germany. From 1998 to 2004 she worked for ThyssenKrupp Information Systems GmbH, Krefeld, renamed to Triaton GmbH in 2000. In 2004 Hauke Stars joined Hewlett Packard Netherlands B.V., Utrecht, as member of the Country Management Board. From 2007 to 2012 she was Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Switzerland GmbH and Country Manager Enterprise Systems.

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group

May 2016 - Today:   Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. Martin C. Wittig - Member

German, 1964

Graduation in mining engineering and business administration at RWTH Aachen followed by a Ph.D. in engineering at the Technical University of Berlin.
After his studies he worked as lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin and in project finance for the mining industry. In 1995 he joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and was elected Partner in 1999. In 2001 he became Managing Partner and Head of Roland Berger’s office in Zurich and was elected to the global Executive Committee in 2003 where he hold the position as CFO. From 2010 to 2013 he was Global Managing Partner and CEO of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Currently he advises CEOs of leading international companies. Dr. Wittig’s focus is mainly on corporate finance and turnaround management in the financial services and transportation industries.
Other significant activities: Dr. Martin C. Wittig is an adjunct lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and was elected to the HSG International and Alumni Advisory Board in 2011. Furthermore, Dr. Wittig is the Honorary Consul of Germany in Switzerland.

Positions held within the Kuehne + Nagel Group:

2014 – today:           Member of the Board of Directors

May 2016 – today:  Member of the Audit Committee