Leading global logistics provider DB Schenker has expanded the Region Americas senior executive team with the internal promotion of Christoph Hemmann to Head of Airfreight.

Christoph Hemmann is promoted from his present position as the SVP Global Revenue Management Air Freight, DB Schenker, located in Frankfurt, Germany where for the past 2-years he has been responsible for continuous top- and bottom-line results of global airfreight customers. In his new position his responsibilities are developing and implementing airfreight strategies including preferred carrier relationship management, negotiations, and procurement across North and South America.

Christoph Hemmann
Christoph Hemmann

Hessel Verhage, CEO for the Region Americas said, “Christoph has a proven track record at DB Schenker developing new products and industry solutions to continuously improve our airfreight product portfolio. In addition, he is a proven force leading our global healthcare structure and product management. This positions him very well to add value to all our airfreight customers across the Americas region as a leader for our established and highly efficient team.”

Asok Kumar, the outgoing Executive Vice-President, Head of Airfreight, Region Americas said, “We’re delighted that we can promote from our own. Christoph built a strong interface to our sales organization to lead our global airfreight strategy towards customers in alignment with our account management function and our many teams. He’s talented at driving cost efficient structures and identifying improvement levers to reduce cost, so our customers can benefit. I’m looking forward to seeing even more positive

developments with our Americas regional airfreight business over the coming months and years ahead.”

Hemmann moves to his new position effective 1st July 2021. Asok Kumar current Executive Vice-President, Head of Airfreight, Region Americas will go on to lead the organizations global Air Freight efforts in his new role as Executive Vice-President, Head of Airfreight, Global.