Carl-Johan Hagman has stepped down as CEO of Höegh Autoliners and been replaced by Ingmar Skiaker, previously chief operating officer. Hagman, who has left for personal reasons, is relocating to Sweden and will join the Stena Group but will also continue his association with Höegh Autolliners as a non-executive director.
Ingmar Skiaker joined the company in 1981 and has most recently held positions as head of region Americas and head of Vessel Capacity Management. Succeeding Skiaker as COO is Øyvind Ervik, whose most recent role was head of Region East Asia.
Commenting on the move Leif Høegh, chairman of Höegh Autoliners said, “Ingar Skiaker is extremely well qualified to take over as CEO and we are very pleased with this seamless handover…[.] Being able to name a high calibre new CEO with a long track record in the company bodes well for continuity and reflects the strength of the organisation.”
There have been a number of changes across the divisions of German rail and logistics giant Deutsche Bahn.
The company’s railfreight division, DB Schenker Rail, has announced that Karsten Sachsenröder, member of the management board in charge of European sales, will be leaving the company at the end of 2011 at short notice. Axel Marschall, CEO of DB Schenker Rail Automotive will assume Sachsenröder's tasks until a successor is found.
Elsewhere within Deutsche Bahn, Diederick de Vroet has been appointed head of global ocean freight activities at DB Schenker Logistics.
Jochen Thewes, who was previously in charge of ocean freight at DB Schenker Logistics, has moved to Singapore, where he serves as regional director/CEO and is responsible for the activities of the Asia Pacific region.
In another move at DB Schenker Logistics, Michael Korn, deputy chairman of the management board of Schenker Deutschland has retired after serving nearly 40 years with the company. His responsibilities, which included air and ocean freight as well as project business, will now be transferred to two new board members. Jochen Müller, previously head of the national company Schenker Limited in the UK, will take on responsibility for air freight, trade fairs, special transports, and sports events. Thomas Hauck, who is based in Beijing and manages DB Schenker Logistics in North China, will take over responsibility for ocean freight and project business.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has appointed Robert Lord as regional director for Oceania, succeeding Greg Martin, who is retiring in March 2012 after a 40-year career in shipping and logistics.
Based in Sydney, Lord will officially take over as regional director on March 5th next year but will join WWL from December 5th this year to facilitate his introduction and smooth the transition.
Lord has more than 20 years experience from several of WWL’s most important customer segments. He currently positions on the boards of Bathurst Resources as well as Norske Skog Industries Australia and was managing director and CEO of publically-listed Gloucester Coal prior to the takeover by the Noble Group in 2009.
WWL is seeing growth in demand for supply chain solutions in the Oceania region for cars as well as rolling equipment, especially within the mining, energy and farming sectors.