Panalpina appoints Christian Wurst as new regional CEO for Europe

posted on 26th July 2018 by Justin Burns

Panalpina has appointed Christian Wurst as its new regional chief executive officer (CEO) for Europe.

The freight forwarder said he has an extensive track record in the freight forwarding and logistics industry. He will join Panalpina in February 2019 and will be based in Frankfurt.

Panalpina CEO, Stefan Karlen said: “Christian Wurst is a distinguished industry expert and strong leader. He will strengthen our Executive Committee and help us reach our ambitious growth targets for 2020.

German-born Wurst has more than 20 years of international experience in the freight forwarding and logistics industry and a broad knowledge of European markets and cultures.

He joins Panalpina from CEVA Logistics where he most recently held the position of managing director Germany. Wurst has also worked for RWTÜV, Wincanton, and DB Schenker.