DB Schenker appoints new CEO for Spain

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @JosephWilkesWDM To read the latest issue of Supply Chain Digital click here One of the largest logistics companies has announced a change at th...

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One of the largest logistics companies has announced a change at the helm of its Spanish operations.

DB Schenker Logistics, which employs 95,000 worldwide, has announced that effective from September 1, Barcelona-born Lluis Gay is to take over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Schenker Logistics, S.A.U.

He will replace current CEO Jaume Ballester, who is retiring.

Gay has been the head of Land Transport at DB Schenker Logistics in Spain since 2007. Born in Barcelona in 1965, he has 28 years of experience in freight forwarding and has been working in Land Transport for 24 years.

The company says he “has rich experience, having worked in a wide variety of departments from sales to operations, and at various levels from administration to management”.

Ballester will be retiring after decades of work for Schenker.

He will continue to hold responsibility as the head of Land Transport in Region Europe West at DB Schenker Logistics until further notice.

In 1975, Ballester helped to found Spain-Tir Transportes Internacionales, S.A., which is now part of the global DB Schenker network.

Philippe Gilbert, the Regional Director for Europe West at Schenker AG, said : “I am delighted to be able to work closely with Luis Gay. I know he will keep DB Schenker Logistics in Spain moving forward with the strong entrepreneurial spirit his professional background has given him.

“And I am glad that we will continue to have Jaume Ballester’s extensive experience and positive energy supporting our Land Transport activities in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Morocco.”

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