DHL Global Forwarding has announced a change in its global leadership team.
In a statement, DHL said Thomas Mack, executive vice president of Air Freight, will move into a new senior advisor role and continue to report directly to Tim Scharwath, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding.
Following this, after a transition period, DHL said that Mack — who has worked in the air freight industry for over four decades — will leave the company in October 2024 into retirement.
At DHL Global Forwarding, he joined five years ago as Head of Global Air Freight and was heavily involved in transforming the organization into one of the world's leading providers of integrated air freight services.
"First and foremost, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Tom for his tireless efforts, commitment to the company, and achievements in the division's growth. Under his leadership, our air freight business has reached new strengths and heights. We wish him only the best for the future and are pleased that he will continue to advise us with his profound expertise until his well-deserved retirement," says Tim Scharwath, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding.
The successor is already determined
DHL noted that the industry veteran would be succeeded as executive vice president by Max Sauberschwarz, who currently holds the role of senior vice president of Global StarBroker, DHL Global Forwarding's air charter organization.
Sauberschwarz would assume the new role as of October 1, 2023, reporting directly to Tim Scharwath, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.
In addition to this role, he will also become a member of the Global Forwarding Management Board.
"We are delighted to have found a worthy successor to Thomas Mack in Max Sauberschwarz. In his previous role, he demonstrated not only his deep industry knowledge but also his leadership skills, and we look forward to driving the business forward together in the years ahead," Scharwath said.
Sauberschwarz has more than 15 years of experience in logistics and has held several senior management roles in the air freight sector on a global level as well as in Europe and Asia.
He joined DHL Global Forwarding in 2019 as senior vice president of Global StarBroker.