August 22 - Kuehne + Nagel International AG has appointed Dr Detlef Trefzger as its new ceo, with immediate effect.

Since March 1, 2013, Trefzger has been a member of the Kuehne + Nagel Management Board and responsible for Contract and Integrated Logistics and he will continue to hold responsibility for these business units until further notice.

Prior to joining Kuehne + Nagel, Trefzger was member of the Executive Board of Schenker AG, Essen, Germany, from 2004 to October 2012. He held worldwide responsibility for the business unit Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and most recently he additionally was in charge of Global Airfreight and Global Oceanfreight.

Trefzger started his career at Siemens AG. In 1994 he moved to the logistics sector, initially as principal at Roland Berger, Munich. In 1999 he was appointed cfo and member of the Executive Board of Schenker & CO AG, Vienna, Austria.