f.l.t.r. Markus J. Doetsch (CTO), Maximillian Schäfer (Managing Director) , Dirk Reich (Chairman), Philipp Ortwein (Managing Director)
BERLIN, January 29, 2019 – The Berlin start up InstaFreight announces the appointment of logistics specialist Dirk Reich as Chairman of the Board.
With more than 35 year of experience in the industry, including 20 years at the globally operating logistics company Kühne + Nagel, Dirk Reich complements the Board perfectly.
“We are delighted that in Dirk Reich we gained an expert in logistics as our Chairman of the Board. We are convinced that his experience and industry knowledge will further strengthen InstaFreight,” says Phillip Ortwein, Co-Founder and Managing Director of InstaFreight.
Reich comments on his new position: “Digitizing logistics is an exciting challenge that InstaFreight is taking up. I see great potential in this business model and look forward to working with the InstaFreight team to shape the future of road logistics”.
Reich studied business administration at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He started his career at Lufthansa in Airline Management, then moved to German Cargo Services and VIAG. In 1994, Reich joined Kühne + Nagel, where he last worked as Executive Vice President and Member of the Board. From 2014 – 2016 he was President and CEO of Cargolux Airlines International. The 55-year-old is also on the Board of Directors of Panalpina World Transport AG, Skycell AG and Log-hub AG.
InstaFreight is the leading digital freight forwarding company in Europe. The company consolidates the transport capacity of more than 6,000 carriers and offers it to shippers in one digital interface.
InstaFreight offers shippers an end-2-end digital transport solution: from quoting, booking, track & trace incl. automatic notifications to document management. Shippers thus benefit from efficient processes that save time and money, as well as from a transparent supply chain. With InstaFreight, carriers can meet the digital needs of shippers while optimizing their workload.
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