Imperial: Change of CEO on 30.11.2018

28.11.2017 – Duisburg. Carsten Taucke (52), Chairman of the Management Board of Imperial Logistics International B. V. & Co. KG, has announced he will step down from the board and leave Imperial with effect from November 30 next year.

Taucke told Imperial executives on Tuesday (28.11) that his decision had not been an easy one and that he had thought about it for a long time. However, he said he wanted to set new priorities, in particular spending more time his family.

“Over the next twelve months, Carsten Taucke will actively continue to lead the company with his typically strong commitment and focus on results in all areas of his responsibility,“ said Marius Swanepoel, CEO of the Global Logistics Division at Imperial Logistics. Taucke will also be closely involved in the selection of his successor and in the handover of his management responsibilities to that successor. “We will greatly miss Carsten Taucke's expertise and passion for logistics when he has gone,” Swanepoel said, although added he is confident that these qualities would also be shared by Taucke's successor.

Carsten Taucke joined Imperial in 2010, initially as a member of the management team at what was then known as Imperial Reederei. He took over the position of chief executive of Imperial Shipping Holding GmbH in 2011 and also became a member of the Management Board at Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG. Carsten Taucke has been CEO of Imperial Logistics International B.V. Co. KG since 1 January 2015.


Imperial Logistics International 

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African company Imperial Holdings Limited, Imperial Logistics International is responsible for coordinating and managing all the international logistics business of Imperial Holdings Limited outside Africa. The varied portfolio of services at Imperial Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, is separated into two divisions: the Group pools all its transport services in the Shipping, Road and Express Freight business units in the Imperial Transport Solutions division. The Imperial Supply Chain Solutions division covers all the services in the contract logistics and warehousing sectors for the Automotive, Industrial, Retail & Consumer Goods and Chemicals business units. Working together, both divisions provide a full and transparent range of services from one source along the complete supply chain. Beyond its pure logistics services, Imperial Logistics International has also become established as a process consultant for third parties, a fleet manager for outside car fleets and a provider of insurance services related to particular sectors. Imperial Logistics International employs more than 9,000 people and, including the new acquisition, Palletways, generates turnover amounting to EUR 1.6 billion at 170 business locations. 

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