New Regional CEO appointed

Jan 4, 2013

Panalpina today announced that Stefan Karlen, Managing Director Southeast Asia, has been appointed Regional CEO Asia Pacific with immediate effect. His predecessor Marco Gadola will be leaving the company to pursue a career opportunity outside of the logistics industry.

“We regret the departure of Marco Gadola because he is a well experienced manager and contributed a lot to Panalpina’s performance,” says CEO Monika Ribar. “But we understand his decision and wish him great success in the future. At the same time we are happy to have Stefan Karlen as our new Regional CEO Asia Pacific. Stefan has a profound understanding of our business and our culture.”


Stefan Karlen joined Panalpina in 1997 and held several management positions in Europe and Asia; in his last position he has been responsible for Panalpina’s Area Southeast Asia comprising Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He will take over his new function as Regional CEO Asia Pacific on Monday, January 7th, 2013.

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.