SAS Cargo VP for Global Sales Nils Pries Knudsen has decided to leave SAS Cargo and will head for new challenges in Swissport International. Michael Sandberg (47) has been appointed new VP Global Sales, and he is very experienced within logistics, sales and management.

“We are sorry to lose Nils Pries Knudsen, who has contributed significantly to SAS Cargo’s present results, but we wish him all the best with the new challenges. At the same time I am very proud to have appointed a highly competent and experienced successor as VP Global Sales in SAS Cargo,” says SAS Cargo’s President and CEO, Kenneth Marx.

Michael Sandberg joins SAS Cargo from a position as Sales Director in Forbruger-Kontakt, a company owned by the group S’ndagsavisen and specializing in distribution and logistics. Special competencies are sales management, marketing and pricing strategies.

Michael Sandberg is a trained freight forwarder. He started his career in Mah’ Freight A/S, where he became sales and marketing manager, before moving on to TNT Denmark as sales and marketing director and Universal FDX as managing director. In 2001 Michael Sandberg co-founded the consultancy company Doit Global.

Nils Pries Knudsen will continue in SAS Cargo until the end of the year, while Michael Sandberg starts in his new job at the beginning of December at the latest. This means that there will be plenty of time to ensure a seamless change of guard along with the continuation of ongoing activities.