DB Schenker today announced the appointment of Philippe Gilbert to the position of Regional CEO, Americas, effective March 1, 2015. Philippe joined DB Schenker Americas in March 2013 as Regional Director, Europe West, and has made a significant contribution to the company both strategically and financially over the last two years. Philippe is taking over the CEO role from Heiner Murmann, who is retiring from that position but continuing his 20-year tenure with the company as a member of the Schenker AG global board of management, responsible for the Air and Ocean freight business unit.
“Philippe has a long professional record in the American market,” says Heiner Murmann. “Before joining DB Schenker, he held progressively senior executive roles in the logistics industry, and is very well positioned to lead DB Schenker Americas.”
In 1994, Philippe headed up the U.S. activities of Saga S.A. based in Houston TX. In 1999, he held several roles with EGL Circle International, where he worked in Houston, Sao Paulo and Paris. In 2005, he became Director, Overseas and Groupage, at Geodis Group in France. In 2008, he was named Executive Vice President and Chairman of Geodis Wilson Network.”
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of my new role as Regional CEO, Americas,” adds Philippe Gilbert. “Heiner has done an outstanding job over the last 20 years, steering DB Schenker Americas through many challenges and great successes during his tenure. He has set the bar very high and I am honored to follow in his footsteps. I am very pleased that I can count on his support as a member of the global board of management responsible for the Air and Ocean freight business unit, Schenker AG.”