Ulber tightens the reins at Panalpina
The global logistics provider Panalpina is introducing a fourth region consisting of the Middle East, Africa and the CIS (MEAC), with effect from 1 January 2014. Countries in the current region Europe, Middle East, Africa and CIS will be split among the new MEAC and Europe regions. The new MEAC region, to be headed by Peter Triebel, will be based in Dubai. Triebel began his career in logistics at the Swiss freight forwarder Jacky Maeder, and became its CEO when the company was acquired by Panalpina in 1999. Since then, he has held various senior management positions for Panalpina in Europe, Africa and Asia, and he is currently area manager for northwest Europe. On the same date, Karl Weyeneth, COO of Panalpina since 2008, will become chief commercial officer responsible for sales, marketing and the company’s operations transformation programme. The position of COO will be dissolved, so that the global heads of airfreight, ocean freight and logistics will report directly to CEO Peter Ulber.