Thomas Lieb, chairman of management board of Schenker AG, will leave the company and the Deutsche Bahn Group effective 31 March 2015.
Until a decision about his succession is made, Lutz Freytag, member of the management board of Schenker AG for Finance/ Controlling, will take over the position as Chairman of Management Board of Schenker AG on an interim basis.
After studying business economics in Reutlingen and graduating Lieb obtained his Ph.D. at the Institut für Verkehrsbetriebslehre und Logistik (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies) of the University of Mannheim and joined Stinnes AG, Mülheim an der Ruhr, in 1989. In 1993 he moved to the Air and Ocean Freight business unit at Schenker and became member of the Board of Directors of the newly established Schenker International Deutschland GmbH, Kelsterbach, the year after. On February 2001, Lieb was appointed to the Management Board of Schenker AG, where he was responsible for the global Air/Ocean Freight activities of the group. He also had the responsibility for the operational business in the regions Asia-Pacific and the Americas, as well as, later on, for all the other management regions. With effect from 1 July 2008, he assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Management of Schenker AG. His focal points included further expansion of key customer support structured by industry as well as operational management of the management regions.