Truly global – the restructured Management Board will lead DB Schenker into a new era

Photo: Max Lautenschläger
Photo: Max Lautenschläger

Dear readers, 2019 will usher in significant changes at DB Schenker: we are going to restructure our Management Board. As early as January 1, Xavier Garijo will take up his position as the new Board Member for Contract Logistics. On the same day, we look forward to welcoming Christian Drenthen as the Board Member responsible for the new Land Transport division. And on June 1 at the latest, Thorsten Meincke will take charge of our other new Air and Ocean Freight division.


The new structure of the Board, now responsible for seven instead of six divisions, will enable us to respond even more effectively to the specific needs of our customers, especially in the freight sector. Moreover, the three new members, on whom further information is available here, will make our Management Board more international. In doing so, we will be sending an important signal. After all, while we may be based in Germany, we perceive our company – and our entire industry segment – as thoroughly global in nature.


DB Schenker’s logistics specialists look after customers in 130 countries, be they multinational corporations, mid-sized companies or, as portrayed in this current issue, a beverage producer in Mexico. Many supply chains do not end at national borders, some even extend across continents. All of this calls for a consistent international mindset on the part of those involved. In restructuring our Management Board, we are doing justice to this requirement to an even greater degree.


Kind regards,

Jochen Thewes 

Chairman of the Board of Management at Schenker AG