At DB Schenker, we’re committed to providing innovative supply chain solutions that challenge the status quo. As a global industry leader with more than 140 years of logistics experience, we’re proud to support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods.
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DB Schenker is the world’s leading global logistics provider — we support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management.
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DB Schenker is a global leader in contract logistics. We have almost 24,500 employees at nearly 750 locations, and warehouse space totaling more than 8 million square meters across over 50 countries on all continents.
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With approximately 21,500 employees, across 430 locations, DB Schenker is the leader in European land transport.
Born 1971, is Chairman of the Board of Management of Schenker AG since September 1, 2015. With this role, he leads the Business Unit DB Schenker, which forms part of the DB Group Board Department "Finances and Assets".
Oliver Seidl brings many years of experience in diverse finance-related management positions and as a managing director and management board member, including in listed global corporations.
Markus Sontheimer was born in Friedrichshafen, Germany in 1968. Mr. Sontheimer has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, which was awarded by the Technical University in Esslingen.
Christian Drenthen, 52 and originally from the Netherlands, has been appointed to serve as Board Member for Global Land Transport at Schenker AG. Drenthen 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.
Thorsten Meincke was appointed to the Management Board of Schenker AG on June 1, 2019 and is in charge of Global Air and Ocean Freight. He previously served as the Head of Global Ocean Freight at Kuehne + Nagel and worked in other positions at Kuehne + Nagel, as well as M&M Militzer & Muench, a Swiss-based logistics company, and Arthur Andersen, a US-based consulting company.
Thorsten was born and raised in Hamburg and holds a master's degree in Macroeconomics from the University of his hometown.
Xavier Garijo, 47, who holds degrees in chemistry and physics, was born in Spain. He has many years of experience in management positions at French, British and US companies such as Unilever and Rhone-Poulenc – most recently at Reckitt Benckiser, and Revlon and Elizabeth Arden, in the consumer goods sector.
We encompass all dimensions of sustainability: economic success, social responsibility, and environmental protection.
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At DB Schenker, we proudly adhere to the ethical standards of business that our company has valued for over 140 years. We are committed to complying with international and national laws and delivering the highest level of ethical and legal standards in all that we do. It’s what makes us a reliable and ethical business partner to our worldwide stakeholders and clients. Our Code of Conduct, which informs our day-to-day operations, and our Code for Conduct for Business Partners, which informs our suppliers and business partners, are examples of our commitment to compliance.
The Schenker logistics success story dates to the 19th century. With the acquisition of Stinnes AG, and thus Schenker, in 2002, DB AG laid the foundation for our world-renowned logistics business.
At DB Schenker, we’ve set out to become the leading provider of green transportation and logistics services. To reach this goal, we work continuously to promote environmental topics and activities to reduce our carbon footprint, and that of others.
DB Schenker’s unparalleled network gives us a local, regional, and global presence in nearly every business market. For over a century, we’ve provided innovative logistics solutions for all modes of transportation. We invite you to learn more about our business by exploring our latest news.
Milestone in DB Schenker’s Cloud Strategy • Big Data Analytics for enhanced supply chain performance • First cloud migration projects in realization