Panalpina is pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Hoemmken as global Head of Supply Chain Management

Sep 12, 2008

The global forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has appointed Sven Hoemmken (44) as Head of its global Supply Chain Management sector, based at Group headquarters in Basel. He is to begin work in his new position on 1 December and will report directly to the Chief Marketing & Sales and Supply Chain Management Officer, Sandro Knecht.

In Sven Hoemmken, Panalpina has recruited a specialist with many years' experience in international corporations and consultancy firms. He comes to Panalpina from DHL, who belong to Deutsche Post World Net, for whom he most recently worked as Senior Vice President in charge of Global Business Intelligence. Previously, he was Global Account Director at logistics firm Exel until its merger with DHL. Before taking up his position at Exel, Mr Hoemmken was a senior employee at the consultancy firm Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in Frankfurt. From 1996 to 2001 he worked in South Korea in various positions, including that of head of a trading company. As an internationally recognized expert, Sven Hoemmken has an outstanding reputation in the area of Supply Chain Management.

"I am delighted to have secured the services of Sven Hoemmken for Panalpina," said Sandro Knecht, member of the Panalpina Executive Board responsible for the areas of Marketing & Sales and Supply Chain Management. "Panalpina is already today one of the leading providers of tailor-made logistics solutions and pursues a progressive growth strategy in the field of Supply Chain Management" Knecht continued. "With Sven Hoemmken’s experience and excellent skills Panalpina will grow in this segment even faster in the future and develop new, high-quality customer-focused products," he added.

Sven Hoemmken is also looking forward to a new challenge: "Panalpina is a dynamic company in a very demanding area of the market. The Executive Board is committed to further strengthen Panapina’s global position as a leading provider of end-to-end Supply Chain Management solutions. It is a great challenge and a pleasure to be able to play an active role in shaping and further develop these strategies from a position of responsibility," he said.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.