Chris Kent, 54, a British citizen, succeeds Heinz Zech who decided to pursue new professional challenges outside of the Panalpina Group. Panprojects is a world leader in the international industrial project business with around 300 specialists at 37 strategic locations around the world.
Chris Kent has a proven track record in global project forwarding and is an industry-wide well known and highly respected expert. In his function as Divisional Director Panprojects UK and Head of Panprojects Northwest Europe, he was a member of the Global Panprojects Management and Steering Committee. Before joining Panalpina in 2002, he held several high-ranking management positions, among them in the UK, Middle East and the USA. He has travelled extensively on project related assignments and thus has in-depth expertise of the needs and high demands of project customers.
“I am pleased that we could recruit an internal personality for this key position, proving the strength of the Panalpina workforce”, explains CEO Monika Ribar. “Although we are already among the market leaders in the global project business, we still see a lot of potential for profitable growth in this sector and will therefore continue to invest in Panprojects’ vigour and know-how”, she adds.