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October 31, 2023

Bernhard zur Strassen is set to be appointed as the new managing director and CEO of time:matters GmbH. 


Lufthansa announced that he will take over his new position as of November 1 and will succeed Alexander Kohnen, who left the company in April 2023.


The carrier noted Zur Strassen’s “extensive experience” in international management for logistics service providers and shippers. Most recently, he held the position of chief revenue officer at Shipsta S.à.r.l., a software company.


“We are delighted to have Bernhard zur Strassen on board as the new CEO of time:matters GmbH. He has an extensive and long-standing expertise in the field of logistics, making him optimally qualified to further establish time:matters as a company for time-critical emergency and highly flexible transport solutions,” said Frank Bauer, chief financial officer and Labour Director at Lufthansa Cargo.


Bernhard zur Strassen began his logistics career at Lufthansa Cargo. He then held several international positions at Kühne + Nagel, a logistics service provider, in Switzerland, England, and Luxembourg.


Zur Strassen subsequently oversaw the global transportation network and later managed the logistics and supply chain for a worldwide automotive industry supplier. 


Lufthansa noted that at time:matters, he will drive international growth with customers, digitalisation and sustainability.


Since its founding in the year 2002, the logistics company, which was fully acquired by Lufthansa Cargo in August 2016, has established itself as a global provider of time-critical emergency transport and supply chain solutions. 


Its focus industries include medical technology, cell and gene therapy, aviation and aerospace, high-tech and semiconductors, automotive as well as industrial machinery and equipment.

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