Stefan Paul Gets Kuehne + Nagel CEO Post
November 24, 2021
Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AGinitiated top management
changes. Effective August 1, 2022, Stefan Paul will assume the position of CEO
of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. At the same time, the current CEO, Dr.
Detlef Trefzger, will step down for private reasons. It is planned to appoint
Dr. Trefzger to the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, with
the term following completion of his successful nine-year leadership.
Stefan Paul (born 1969) is a German citizen and has been a member of the Kuehne
+ Nagel Management Board since 2013, currently responsible for Road Logistics
and Sales. He started his career at Kuehne + Nagel in 1990. Between 1997 and
2013, he held management positions at various logistics companies in Germany and
the UK, among others. In 2013, Stefan Paul returned to Kuehne + Nagel, where he
assumed responsibility for all Road Logistics activities and was able to expand
and globalise the business while increasing profitability. Later, he also took
over the responsibilities for global sales in the management team.
Dr. Joerg Wolle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel
of Kuehne + Nagel's principles is long-term company development, which includes,
above all, succession planning for management positions. In view of the
company’s very successful performance, the focus thereby lies on ensuring
continuity. With the appointment of Stefan Paul as CEO, the global strategy and
corporate culture will be sustained.
The Board of Directors has held Stefan Paul in high esteem for many years and
considers him to be an outstanding leader for the company’s future. Hence, we
are pleased having been able to appoint this crucial position from inside of our
We would like to take the opportunity now already to thank Dr. Trefzger for his
leadership over the past years. Together with his management team, he has
succeeded in developing Kuehne + Nagel achieving excellent results. This
deserves the special recognition of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel