Militzer & Münch: Dr. Lothar Thoma new CEO
St. Gallen, 29 July 2015. Militzer & Münch has appointed Dr. Lothar Thoma to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Starting 1st January 2016 at the latest, he will be responsible for the entire business of M&M Militzer & Münch International Holding AG with its 25 country units. He succeeds Alexei Kovalenko, who is acting as the interim CEO in addition to his function as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Militzer & Münch; he will remain CFO after Dr. Lothar Thoma has taken office.
”I look forward to my new tasks in this dynamic, and extremely strong company”, says Dr. Lothar Thoma. “With the business segments Road, Air, Sea, and Projects, Militzer & Münch is optimally prepared for the increasing competition. It is on this basis that we will in future advance the expansion of our network in our core regions, North Africa, Europe and Asia, and continue developing international customer projects.”
Dr. Lothar Thoma comes with almost 20 years of experience in the logistics sector. In his last position, he was sole Managing Director of Prosegur GmbH, the German representation of Prosegur, an international service provider in the field of security logistics.
Dr. Lothar Thoma started his professional career in 1996 with Schenker, where he held, among others, the position of Branch Manager of the then Schenker-BTL AG in Stuttgart. After that, he was the Frankfurt Branch Manager for Dachser for several years, followed by over four years with Kühne + Nagel in various management positions – among others as Head of Business Field Road Transportation and also as COO Rail + Road Logistics South-East Europe.
“In Dr. Lothar Thoma, we have won a highly experienced logistics expert, who is familiar with all the disciplines of an internationally operating logistics company owing to his management functions at renowned firms”, says Ralf Teckentrup, President of the Board of Directors of M&M Militzer & Münch International Holding AG and Member of the Board of Thomas Cook AG and Managing Director of Condor Flugdienst GmbH. “The international orientation and the local know-how of Militzer & Münch, as well as the increasingly necessary restructuring of global supply chains offer high growth potential – Dr. Lothar Thoma brings all the prerequisites needed to further advance the Group.”
M&M Militzer & Münch at a glance
The Militzer & Münch Group employs a staff of about 2,000 at 100 locations in over 25 countries. Strategic partnerships in numerous other countries complete the dense network. Militzer & Münch offers worldwide air and sea freight services as well as road and rail transports and project logistics along the East-West axis in Eurasia and North Africa as well as air and sea freight world-wide. The Group operates with a dense network of branch offices in Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Middle East and the Far East as well as in the Maghreb countries. The head office of the company that goes back to 1880 is in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.