Stefan Paul will succeed Dr Detlef Trefzger as CEO of Kuehne + Nagel International on 1 August, 2022.

Trefzger will step down for private reasons and will have led the company for nine years.

Paul has been a member of the Kuehne + Nagel management board since 2013 and has responsibility for Road Logistics and Sales.

He started his career at Kuehne + Nagel in 1990 and worked at various other logistics companies between 1997 and 2013.

Dr Joerg Wolle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel says: “The Board of Directors has held Stefan Paul in high esteem for many years and considers him to be an outstanding leader for the company’s future. Hence, we are pleased having been able to appoint this crucial position from inside of our top management.”

Thanking Trefzger for his leadership, Wolle adds: “Together with his management team, he has succeeded in developing Kuehne + Nagel achieving excellent results. This deserves the special recognition of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.”