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Klaus-Michael Kuehne is Honorary Chairman at Kuehne+Nagel International AG and has been part of the family business since 1958.


Klaus-Michael Kuehne – Honorary Chairman
Board of Directors
German, 1937 

Commercial apprenticeship in banking industry. Other significant activities: Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kuehne Foundation, Schindellegi (Feusisberg), and the Klaus-Michael Kuehne Foundation, Hamburg; Member of the Supervisory Board of Kuehne Logistics University GmbH (KLU), Hamburg.

Positions held within the Kuehne+Nagel Group: 

  • 1958: Entrance into the family business followed by various management positions
  • 1966 – 1975: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Group
  • 1975 – 1992: Delegate and member of the Board of Directors
  • 1992 – 2009: Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee 
  • 2009 – 2011: Chairman of the Board of Directors,  Chairman of the Nominations and Compensation Committee
  • 2010 – 2011: Chairman of the Chairman's Committee
  • 2011 – today: Honorary Chairman Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee, Member of the Chairman's Committee