Panalpina today announced a key executive hire. Christian Wurst (45) is to become the new regional CEO for Europe. He has an extensive track record in the freight forwarding and logistics industry.
“Christian Wurst is a distinguished industry expert and strong leader. He will strengthen our Executive Committee and help us reach our ambitious growth targets for 2020,” says Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen. Wurst will join Panalpina by February 2019.
German-born Wurst has more than 20 years of international experience in the freight forwarding and logistics industry and a broad knowledge of European markets and cultures. He joins Panalpina from CEVA Logistics where he most recently held the position of Managing Director Germany. He has also worked for RWTÜV, Wincanton, and DB Schenker. In his new position as Panalpina’s regional CEO Europe, Wurst will be based in Frankfurt and responsible for the Europe region.
Wurst holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Kassel and an MA in Business Administration from WHU – Koblenz Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management.
The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products – Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing – to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for twelve core industries. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in around 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in another 100 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.