German born Rainer Weihofen will join Panalpina as the new Corporate Head of Communications on January 17, 2011 and will report directly to the CEO, Monika Ribar. With more than 15 years broad communications experience, he has largely worked for companies in the chemical industry such as Clariant and Hoechst and most recently Sika where he was Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations.
Jörn Wagenbach, current Corporate Head of Communications has decided to leave Panalpina by the end of January in order to pursue a new challenge in a different branch.
The Panalpina Group
The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of forwarding and logistics services, specializing in end-to-end supply chain management solutions and intercontinental air freight and ocean freight shipments. Thanks to its in-depth industry know-how and state-of-the-art IT systems, Panalpina provides globally integrated door-to-door forwarding services tailored to its customers' individual needs. The Panalpina Group operates a close-knit network with some 500 branches in over 80 countries. In a further 80 countries, it cooperates closely with partner companies. Panalpina employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide.