July 26, 2016: DB Schenker appoints Oliver Seidl as the new chief financial officer and he will assume his role at the earliest possible availability.
He is currently CFO of Media-Saturn-Holding in Ingolstadt.
Seidl brings many years of experience in diverse finance-related management positions and as a managing director and management board member, including in listed global corporations.
From 2010 to 2013, he was chairman of the Management Board at Loewe AG, having previously served as the management board member for finance and services.
From 1990 to 2001, Seidl worked in various roles for Daimler AG in Bremen and Stuttgart, most recently heading Group management accounting for Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars. After training in wholesale and export, Seidl studied at the universities of Göttingen and Marburg, graduating in business administration.
Seidl will be succeeding Lutz Freytag, CFO of many years. Freytag has chosen to leave the company on November 30, 2016 to tackle new challenges and dedicate more time to his personal pursuits.
Richard Lutz, chairman of the Supervisory Board, said, “We are bringing a proven expert on board with relevant experience as the CFO of internationally active businesses.”
Jochen Thewes, CEO, said, “He will further strengthen the Management Board team with his broad knowledge and personal qualities.”