Schindellegi / CH, 15-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG has appointed Gianfranco Sgro as a new member of the Management Board effectiveFebruary 1, 2015. He will assume global responsibility for the business unit Contract Logistics. Dr. Detlef Trefzger will continue to head the business unit in addition to his CEO responsibilities until Gianfranco Sgro joins Kuehne + Nagel.
From 2012 onwards Gianfranco Sgro has served as regional Chief Operating Officer at a major automotive supplier with full responsibility for production, sales and key account management. Previously, from 2007 to 2012, he acted as President Europe, Middle East, Africa and Managing Director Italy at a major contract logistics provider.
Gianfranco Sgro started his professional career with an international logistics provider in 1992. During his 14 years at the company he held various managerial positions for operations in Italy, Europe and South America. From 2003 to 2006 he was Managing Director Italy and President of South America.
Karl Gernandt, Chairman, Kuehne + Nagel International AG: “Mr. Sgro is a welcome addition to our Management Board. Besides his proven track record in building up and developing successful contract logistics operations, he can draw on excellent commercial, financial and leadership expertise. We are convinced that under the leadership of Mr. Sgro our contract logistics business will advance further and that he will contribute to the overall strength of our Management Board.”
About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com