Lieb to quit DB Schenker Logistics

Thomas Lieb, management board chairman of Schenker AG, will leave the German logistics company at the end of this month “by best mutual agreement”.
The 56 year-old will take on new responsibilities outside the German railway parent company, Deutsche Bahn Group.
Dr Lieb has resigned “immediately” as head of business unit at DB Schenker Logistics and as management board chairman of Schenker AG, the company said in a statement, adding that Dr Lieb and DB group had decided this “by best mutual agreement”.
Karl-Friedrich Rausch, member of the management board of DB Mobility Logistics, responsible for transportation and logistics, said: “Dr Lieb achieved a lot for DB Schenker.
“Under his leadership the Business Unit DB Schenker Logistics enlarged its global network of today 2,000 locations in more than 140 countries and became a leading provider of global transportation and logistics solutions as well in future markets.”
In late February, Deutsche Bahn dismissed a claim for damages against three airlines in its billion dollar lawsuit relating to an air cargo cartel between 1999 and 2006.
DB added at the time: “Schenker will continue to pursue its claims against other air carriers and seek damages relating to the air carriers’ anti-competitive conduct alleged in the US cartel lawsuit, based on the legal principle of joint and several liability. Schenker plans to pursue its rights vigorously.”
Until a decision about Dr Lieb’s succession is made, Lutz Freytag, member of the management board of Schenker AG for finance/controlling, will take over the position as  management board chairman of Schenker AG on an interim basis.
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