New leadership for the largest business region worldwide with over 46,000 employees • Austrian heads from 1 October the European business of the international logistics service provider
Helmut Schweighofer appointed as of 1 October 2018 new CEO of DB Schenker Europe. The current CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and Southeastern Europe is moving to Germany and will assume responsibility for DB Schenker's European business in the future. With over 46,000 employees, 38 European country organizations and total sales of around 12 billion euros, this is the international logistics service provider's largest business region worldwide.
Born in Vorarlberg, Austria, he began his career 30 years ago as an apprentice at DB Schenker. He completed his studies in international corporate management and held various positions within the Group in England and Bulgaria, as well as the position of branch manager at DB Schenker Vorarlberg. In 2013, he was appointed to the Management Board of DB Schenker in Austria and Southeastern Europe and has successfully led the company since 1 February 2016 as Chairman of the Management Board. The company's headquarters in Vienna acts as a cluster office for Austria and Southeastern Europe, and currently employs around 7,000 employees at over 80 locations in 14 countries. Schweighofer now heads 38 countries from Frankfurt am Main, divided into 12 clusters.
As Chairman of the Management Board of DB Schenker Europe, Helmut Schweighofer, said at the time of his appointment that he sees his central role as ensuring that "DB Schenker is sustainably positioned as a quality leader and further expanding the company's success". To this end, he aims to clearly define responsibilities, exploit existing potential and optimize existing processes in order to offer customers in Europe even more and better integrated solutions.
Helmut Schweighofer's successor as CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and Southeastern Europe will be appointed from within the company. The announcement will be made shortly after the official resolution of the Supervisory Board.