Curriculum vitae

Karsten Breum, a Danish citizen, joined Panalpina’s Executive Board in 2014 as the company’s Chief Human Resources Officer.


After receiving a Masters in economics and business administration from Aarhus School of Business in 1998, Karsten Breum spent a decade working in various human resources positions at A.P. Moller-Maersk in Copenhagen, Antwerp and Singapore. In 2008, Karsten Breum was appointed Vice President Global Head of Human Resources for Damco; during his time at the company he was a member of the Global Executive Leadership Team and, in addition, completed his MBA at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He was appointed Vice President Regional CEO of Damco in 2013, responsible and accountable for operational, as well as commercial, activities in Asia Pacific.


Karsten Breum brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to his role at Panalpina, gained from spending more than 14 years working internationally in all areas of human resources.