Panalpina CFO Robet Erni replaces Burkhard Eling at Dachser Group
GERMAN freight company headquartered in Kempten, Dachser is appointing experienced logistics CFO Robert Erni to succeed Burkhard Eling
12 July 2020 - 19:00
Mr Erni will begin join Dachser as deputy sirector in September. The 54-year-old was most recently CFO at listed logistics provider Panalpina, where he headed the merger with Danish logistics group DSV.
During his time at Panalpina, he managed acquisition projects in addition to two substantial SAP rollouts and the organisational changes these required.
Mr Erni began his career at logistics company Kuehne+Nagel, where he held posts in Hong Kong, India, Argentina, and the US before returning to his home country of Switzerland, where he was in charge of global controlling at company headquarters.
'Robert Erni is an experienced CFO who has spent over 30 years working in logistics,' said Dachser CFO Burkhard Eling, who becomes CEO from January. 'We are delighted to have him on our new executive board and look forward to working with him to address future challenges in a way that creates value and growth.'
Said Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon: 'Being CFO of a family-owned company like Dachser is about much more than mastering the figures: our CFO maintains close relations with our shareholders, shapes the strategy process, and in so doing also plays a major role in the operational business.
'In Robert Erni, we have found a CFO who can fully meet these requirements from January 1, 2021 onward,' said Mr Simon, who will head the company's Supervisory Board from January.
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