BASEL, Feb 27 (GCTL) - Panalpina has announced two key executive hires. Robert Erni, 45, is to become the new Chief Financial Officer of the Group. Ferdinand Kurt, 59, is to become the new regional CEO for the Americas. Both have an extensive track record in the freight forwarding and logistics industry.
“Robert Erni and Ferdinand Kurt are two distinguished industry experts. I am very pleased and excited to have them on board. They will strengthen our executive team and help us reach our ambitious growth targets for 2014,” said Panalpina’s CEO Monika Ribar. The exact starting dates for Erni and Kurt have yet to be confirmed.
Swiss-born Robert Erni has worked in various finance positions at Kuehne + Nagel for the last 19 years. Most recently he was Head of Corporate Controlling (2009 to 2012) and Head of Corporate Accounting and Treasury (2004 to 2009), in both functions reporting to the Group CFO. In addition, he was actively involved in Investor Relations and became well-known in the financial community.
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