Stefan KARLEN, Former President and Group CEO at Panalpina Management AG
Stefan Karlen is a unique global leader who has transformed the industry with forward – thinking solutions and effected change with disruptive new digital technologies and innovations.
Most recently, Stefan has served as President and CEO of the Panalpina Group, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions with revenues of over CHF 6 billion, 14,500 employees and own offices in over 70 countries and an agent network in another 90 countries.
He has 25 years of international experience in P&L ownership, breaking into new markets, leading and managing M&As and successful integrations of the acquired companies, turnarounds, and brought cultural change to the table.
Stefan understands the digital challenge of the logistics industry and has founded the Panalpina Digital Hub, run as a startup, focusing on digital innovations and disruptive technologies.
He is passionate about global sustainability. Under his leadership, the company has achieved the Gold 2018 Ecovadis CSR Rating and has publicly committed to CO2 reductions, being one of the first in the logistics sector.
Stefan holds an international executive MBA from I.E. Business School in Madrid, Spain and a bachelor degree in international trade and freight forwarding from EIAB, Basel, Switzerland.
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