DB Schenker appoints Hessel Verhage as new CEO in the Americas

posted on 25th June 2019 by Justin Burns

DB Schenker has appointed Hessel Verhage as new chief executive officer (CEO) for the region Americas effective 1 August, 2019.

Verhage will report to DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes and will be responsible for 24 countries in North, Central, and South America. 

Thewes said: “We are very pleased to have found a top manager for this crucial job who will approach this challenging position with enthusiasm and commitment. Verhage will be responsible for a region which is both extensive and versatile.” 

Verhage, native from the Netherlands, has more than 26 years of freight forwarding and logistics experience and served most recently as CEO of STG Holdings, a private equity backed company that has made eight logistics focused acquisitions in the Americas in the last three years.

Prior to this, Verhage serviced as global co-president at logistics company UTi and was, among others, CEO for Global Link Logistics, a global freight forwarder. 

DB Schenker in the Americas has over 11,000 employees operating from 180 branches and logistics locations, providing over 21 million square foot of warehouse space.