DHL Global Forwarding appoints new head of airfreight

Max Sauberschwarz. Photo: DHL

DHL Global Forwarding has appointed a new executive vice president, global airfreight.

Thomas Mack will leave the position effective October 1, and will be succeeded by Max Sauberschwarz, who currently holds the role of senior vice president Global StarBroker, DHL Global Forwarding’s air charter organisation. 

Sauberschwarz will assume the new role as of October 1, reporting directly to Tim Scharwath, chief executive DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.

In addition to this role, he will also become a member of the Global Forwarding management board. 

Sauberschwarz has more than 15 years of experience in logistics and has held several senior management roles in the airfreight sector on global level as well as in Europe and Asia. He joined DHL Global Forwarding in 2019 as senior vice president Global StarBroker.

“We are delighted to have found a worthy successor to Thomas Mack in Max Sauberschwarz. In his previous role, he demonstrated not only his deep industry knowledge, but also his leadership skills and we look forward to driving the business forward together in the years ahead,” said Scharwath.

After stepping down from his current position, Mack will move into a new senior advisor role and continue to report directly to Scharwath.

Following this, after a transition period, Mack will leave the company in October 2024 into retirement. 

Mack has worked in the airfreight industry for over four decades. At DHL Global Forwarding, he joined five years ago as head of global airfreight and was heavily involved in transforming the organisation into one of the world’s leading providers of integrated airfreight services.

He also worked closely with sister division DHL Express, “leveraging a number of valuable synergies within the group”, said DHL.

“First and foremost, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Tom for his tireless efforts, commitment to the company, and achievements in the division’s growth.

“Under his leadership our air freight business has reached new strengths and heights. We wish him only the best for the future and are pleased that he will continue to advise us with his profound expertise until his well-deserved retirement,” commented Scharwath.

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