Jochen Thewes new chief executive of Schenker AG
31 / 08 / 2015
Jochen Thewes has been appointed chief executive of Schenker AG and will lead the Germany railway Deutsche Bahn’s DB Schenker Logistics business unit.
He will take up his new position on September 1, 2015, replacing Karl-Friedrich Rausch, who held the position on an interim basis. Dr Rausch has now left the DB Group after 14 years service.
Thewes is an international supply chain and logistics expert, bringing more than 20 years of senior management expertise and experiences, in both regional and global positions.
Said Deutsche Bahn: “Over the past years Thewes has made significant contributions to DB Schenker, most notably since 2011 in his role as chief executive officer in Singapore in the fast paced and most dynamic Asia/Pacific Region.
"He is responsible for 13,000 employees spread across 200 locations in 20 countries. Prior to that, he was senior vice president global ocean freight, based in the head office of DB Schenker Logistics in Essen/Germany."
Before joining DB Schenker, Thewes held various senior management positions within the global logistics group Kuehne+Nagel.
He spent more than twelve years in different functions in Asia and Latin America such as president of the company in Brazil, general manager for central China in Shanghai and chief representative in Vietnam. He also operated in Hong Kong and New York.