New Member for Panalpina’s Board of Directors proposed


Panalpina’s board of directors proposes Thomas E. Kern for election as a new member of the board at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on May 12, 2015.


Kern (61), a Swiss national, will be nominated to the board as the successor to Hans-Peter Strodel, who will not stand for reelection at the AGM due to the statutory age limit.


Kern has occupied several high-ranking positions throughout his career – he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss retail group Globus, from 2002 to 2006, and as Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Zuerich AG since 2008. He holds a Master’s degree in law and an MBA from INSEAD.

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.