Gerald Mayrhofer appointed new Global Head of Sea Freight

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In the middle of last year, as part of the structural reorganization of the Air & Sea division, the strategic decision was made to give up the dual leadership in sea freight and to fill the position with only one “Global Head of Sea Freight”. Against this background, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to gain Gerald Mayrhofer (42) as our new Global Head of Sea Freight.

In this function Gerald Mayrhofer will be responsible for the global sea freight business from January 15 2019 and will report directly to Bart de Vries, Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea, who has filled the position on an interim basis since the middle of last year.

Mark Overy and Michael Amri, who jointly headed the Global Sea Freight division until April last year and thus contributed significantly to the strategic development of the product division, have assumed new responsibilities within the Hellmann Group: Mark Overy is Vice President Sea Freight East Asia and South East Asia / Pacific. Michael Amri is now Global Head of Sea Freight Commercial and will continue to be responsible for the Carrier Management / Trade Team.

Gerald Mayrhofer can look back on over 20 years of professional experience in the international transport business. After working for  Schenker in various management positions for a decade, he moved to Red Bull. As Head of International Logistics, the Austrian native was responsible for restructuring global transport processes, implementing new sea freight strategies and establishing new international logistics hubs. For the past seven years, Gerald Mayrhofer has been Managing Director of Senator International Spedition GmbH in Hamburg, where he was responsible for global sea freight, contract logistics, marketing, quality, and personnel development. He lives with his wife and son in Hamburg and will be based mainly in our Hamburg office.

Bart de Vries

“With Gerald Mayrhofer, we have been able to gain a sea freight expert who not only brings international experience, but also a proven track record in the strategic further development of the sea freight business. We will continue to drive the solid growth of our sea freight business in the coming years by investing in digitization, systems and in our employees.”Bart de Vries, Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea

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