Leschaco Group announces new CEO

Constantin Conrad. Source: Leschaco Group

Logistics firm The Leschaco Group has appointed a new chief executive as well as a series of other management changes.

Constantin Conrad has officially assumed the role of chief executive following the unexpected death of his father, Jörg Conrad, in October last year.

Constantin Conrad was previously appointed to the management of the group of companies in July 2019 and became sole managing director and shareholder in August 2021.

Meanwhile, Oliver Oestreich, chief operating officer and member of the management board will retire in April 2024 after more than 21 years with the company.

“During this time, Oestreich has successfully supported the Conrad family in the expansion of the Leschaco Group,” the company said.

“In view of his long service to the company and his contributions to the group, Leschaco is planning a longer transition period.”

Oestreich will be succeeded by Nils Fahrenholz. He has been managing director of Leschaco Singapore since April 2021 and brings with him a “wealth of experience from the group of companies, where he has already held various senior positions and driven the development of Leschaco”.

Fahrenholz joined the group in 2004 before moving to the company’s US operation in 2008. He then moved to Hong Kong in 2017, where he assumed responsibility for regional procurement and tender management for the Asia Pacific region.

Fahrenholz returned to the Bremen headquarters in July 2019 to take over responsibility as head of freight procurement and intermodal Europe, Middle East, Africa and India before moving over to Singapore.

Steffen Küpper has been promoted to chief people and culture officer and will in future be part of the Leschaco Group’s Management Board. He will be responsible for global HR, communication and organisational development.

Steffen Küpper joined the group in October 2022 as head of global human capital and has 17 years of professional experience, mainly in human resources.

“It is our common goal to further develop the Group as a value-oriented Hanseatic family business and to make it fit for the future in an increasingly dynamic and complex world,” said Constantin Conrad.

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