Meet our board of management
You will find photos and biographies of our board members here.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Jochen Thewes, born in 1971, has been Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker AG since September 1, 2015. Jochen is the go-to person when it comes to supply chains and logistics. He brings vast experience in various key markets to the table – such as Asia, North and South America, and Europe.
Solution-finders and problem-solvers
No matter how far you want to go, how much space you need, or how complex your market is – we have the people to make it possible. Reach out to our expert teams and let us find the right solution for your logistics challenge.
Member of the Board of Management for Land Transport
Christian Drenthen has been member of the Management Board for Global Land Transport at Schenker AG since January 1, 2019. Christian, originally from the Netherlands, has a degree in logistics and has been with Schenker AG since 2015. Before this, he worked for logistics companies such as FedEx and Unilever.
Member of the Board of Management for Air and Ocean Freight
Thorsten Meincke has been member of the Management Board for Global Air and Ocean Freight at Schenker AG since June 1, 2019. He previously worked for Kuehne + Nagel and Militzer & Muench, as well as Arthur Andersen. Thorsten, born and raised in Hamburg, holds a master’s degree in Macroeconomics from his hometown university.
Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics)
Hessel Verhage has been member of the Management Board for Contract Logistics since November 1, 2022. Originally from the Netherlands, Hessel started his career in the logistics business in 1994 as a forklift driver at a Container Freight Station. Prior to CEO of Region Americas for DB Schenker, he served as CEO of STG Holdings, Global Co-President at the logistics company UTi and, among others, was CEO for Global Link Logistics.
Member of the Board of Management (CIO/CDO)
Christa Koenen has been member of the Management Board for Information Technology and Digitalization (CIO/CDO) since September 1, 2021. She is an experienced executive and has already worked in various units of the DB Group. Christa holds a degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration.
Member of the Board of Management (CFO)
Jakob Wegge-Larsen has been member of the Management Board as Chief Financial Officer since March 1, 2023. Jakob, who is originally from Denmark, has started his career in EY and since then he has gained extensive international experience in different positions at MSC and Maersk. Jakob holds an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK.
Member of the Board of Management (People and Organization)
Katharina Rath has been member of the Management Board for People and Organization at Schenker AG since December 1, 2020. She earned a degree in Psychology and previously held several positions at Continental Automotive Technologies.