Tim Scharwath is leaving Kuehne + Nagel to join DHL as board member responsible for DHL Global Forwarding and Freight.
DHL said that he would be joining “within the next 12 months”. Until then, Frank Appel, Deutsche Post DHL’s CEO, will retain direct responsibility for the division.
DHL Forwarding and Freight ran into problems with the introduction of a new IT system, named New Forwarding Environment (NFE), last year. Roger Crook, who headed the division, stepped down at the end of April 2015, and Frank Appel took direct responsibility for the business.
In October 2015, DHL revealed that it would be writing off €345 million in its Global Forwarding business as it abandoned the NFE programme.
Scharwath has been leading K+N’s airfreight business since 2011 taking it to number two in the market globally. Before that he was based in London heading K+N’s business in North West Europe.
“We are very pleased that Tim Scharwath will become a Member of the Board of Management, taking over responsibility for our Global Forwarding and Freight division. He comes with an impressive freight forwarding track record, and is ideally placed to continue the encouraging progress we start to see in our forwarding businesses, and which we will steadily grow over the years,” said Appel.
Amadou Diallo remains CEO Freight at DHL, responsible for road transport.