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Kuehne + Nagel Appoints New Head of Global Airfreight

The Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG appointed Yngve Ruud as a new member of the Management Board effective October 1, 2016. He will assume global responsibility for the business unit Airfreight Logistics and succeeds in this function Tim Scharwath who will leave the company – as communicated four weeks ago – in the course of the next year.

Dr. Joerg Wolle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG: ”We are very pleased that, in a very short time, we were able to appoint an experienced executive from our own ranks to the Management Board. Based on his proven logistics expertise, in his new role as head of global airfreight, Yngve Ruud will set the course to reach our ambitious goals, thus continuing our success story in airfreight.”

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Mr. Yngve Ruud, Management Board, Kuehne + Nagel International AG

“During his 26 years with Kuehne + Nagel, Yngve Ruud demonstrated leadership in various positions. With an integrated solutions approach and strong execution, he has successfully expanded the customer base and improved results in all business units in the challenging market environment of Western Europe”, said Detlef Trefzger, CEO of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.

Yngve Ruud (52) born in Oslo, Norway, has been part of the Kuehne + Nagel Group since 1990. In 2013, he was appointed Regional Manager Western Europe, Kuehne + Nagel’s largest regional organisation. As Head of Kuehne + Nagel North West Europe, based in London, he was responsible for the business activities in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the UK from 2011 to 2013. Previously, Yngve Ruud successfully developed the Kuehne + Nagel organisation in Norway.