Reiner Heiken
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Hellman Worldwide Logistics to Get New CEO

Reiner Heiken will take over from December 1st, 2018

On December 1, 2018 Reiner Heiken will take over the position as CEO of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in order promote the further successful development of the company.

The aim is to advance the industrial growth phase as one of the largest privately owned logistics companies.

This marks the end of the company’s succesful restructuring phase and current CEO, Dr. Thomas Knecht, a restructuring specialist, will hand over the management of the Hellmann Group in agreement with the Supervisory Board, thus paving the way for a management team of industry experts.

Reiner Heiken is a very experienced manager and an expert in all logistics sectors from air and sea freight, contract logistics to rail and road transport.

Hellman Worldwide Logistics to Get New CEO

The graduate navigator has a successful management track record with positions at Kühne + Nagel and most recently at Schenker with more than twenty years of professional experience.

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With the arrival of Heiken at Hellmann, the appointment of a new Management Board has been successfully completed. Dr. Michael Noth (formerly CFO of Nordzucker AG) was appointed to the CFO position on August 1, 2018.

Jost Hellmann will resign from his position as Chief Commercial Officer at the end of the year due to his age.

As a result, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will be managed from the beginning of 2019 by a management board consisting exclusively of external managers.

However, the global logistics company continues to take benefit of the full support of the two family representatives Jost and Klaus Hellmann.

The two shareholders will each continue to be represented directly or indirectly with one vote on the Supervisory Board.

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