New function heads at Panalpina

PANALPINA has appointed new heads of airfreight and logistics. The appointments follow its restructure, first announced in March.

Henrik Lund (right) is the new global head of airfreight. Most recently he was at DHL Global Forwarding as vice-president, global head consumer sector. Based in Germany and Hong Kong. He has also worked at Samson Transport, Avia Cargo, Shipco Transport and Exel Logistics (now DHL). The Danish Lund will take on his role in early 2011.

The British Mike Wilson will become global head of logistics by January 2011. Most recently he was senior vice-president, global supply chain and manufacturing operations at the Timex Group based in the US and in Hong Kong. He has also worked at Celestica, Exel Logistics and Deutsche Post DHL.

Both Lund and Wilson will report to Karl Weyeneth, Panalpina’s chief operating officer.

“[These are] major pillars in Panalpina’s product portfolio and it is an important achievement for us to fill these positions with recognised, experienced and respected industry leaders. I am convinced that with our new colleagues, we are in a strong position to push our strategy forward and expand our presence as a global supply chain management leader,” said Monika Ribar, Panalpina’s chief executive officer.

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