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Hellmann expands Management Board: Jens Wollesen joins as Chief Operating Officer

Hellmann expands Management Board: Jens Wollesen joins as Chief Operating Officer
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Hellmann expands Management Board: Jens Wollesen joins as Chief Operating Officer

Osnabrück, April 23, 2021. As of 01.01.2022, Jens Wollesen will become a member of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics’ Management Board, taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) alongside Reiner Heiken (CEO) and Martin Eberle (CFO). In the new Management Board position, he will hold responsibility for the four product segments Air, Sea, Road & Rail and Contract Logistics as well as IT & Digital. As Chief Executive Officer, Reiner Heiken will continue to lead the six regions of the Hellmann Group alongside HR, Sales, Corporate Development and Marketing & Communications. Serving as CFO since March 1, 2021, Martin Eberle is responsible for the Finance organization as well as Insurance and Legal & Compliance. The appointment of Jens Wollesen by the Supervisory Board and the reallocation of responsibilities will significantly strengthen the Management Board. Hellmann is thus creating the conditions for a stronger focus on the respective areas of responsibility in order to achieve its ambitious growth targets.

By recruiting Jens Wollesen, Hellmann gains a proven and internationally experienced logistics expert. Mr. Wollesen, an industrial engineer, was a member of BLG Logistics Group’s Executive Board for the past five years, responsible for the contract logistics division. Before joining BLG, he was a member of the management team of Kühne + Nagel Germany and Central Europe for 12 years, as well as a long-standing member of the Management Board of Stute Logistics. Jens Wollesen started his career as an apprentice at J.H. Bachmann in Bremen.

"As part of the global growth strategy “Fit4Growth”, we have defined a detailed plan for Hellmann until 2025, which we are now implementing. To tackle the associated tasks in a focused manner in both the operational and strategic areas, we have expanded and strengthened the Management Board with Jens Wollesen, a proven expert. Mr. Wollesen has extensive experience not only in the operational logistics business, but also in the areas of digitalization and innovation management - two topics that play a central role in Hellmann's growth strategy. With Jens Wollesen’s entry into Hellmann, we achieve an improved split of responsibilities, thus allowing all board members to focus more on their core areas and, in particular, our customers and employees,” says Dr. Thomas Lieb, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

About Hellmann
Since its foundation 150 years ago, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has developed into one of the largest international logistics providers in the world. In 2019, the Hellmann Group achieved sales of around EUR 2.4 billion with 10,743 employees. The range of services includes classic forwarding services by truck, rail, air and sea freight, as well as a comprehensive range of CEP services, contract logistics, industry and IT solutions.

Christiane Brüning
Head of Corporate Communications

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Vorstand / Managing Directors: Reiner Heiken, Martin Eberle
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats der Hellmann Verwaltungs SE / Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Thomas Lieb
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Wir arbeiten ausschließlich auf Grundlage der Allgemeinen Deutschen Spediteurbedingungen 2017 – ADSp 2017 – und – soweit diese für die Erbringung logistischer (Zusatz-) Leistungen nicht gelten – nach den Logistik-AGB, Stand März 2006. Hinweis: Die ADSp 2017 weichen in Ziffer 23 hinsichtlich des Haftungshöchstbetrages für Güterschäden (§ 431 HGB) vom Gesetz ab, indem sie die Haftung bei multimodalen Transporten unter Einschluss einer Seebeförderung und bei unbekanntem Schadenort auf 2 SZR/kg und im Übrigen die Regelhaftung von 8,33 SZR/kg zusätzlich auf 1,25 Millionen Euro je Schadenfall sowie 2,5 Millionen Euro je Schadenereignis, mindestens aber 2 SZR/kg, beschränken. Die ADSp 2017 können Sie unter abrufen, die Logistik-AGB 2006 unter

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We operate exclusively in accordance with the German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions 2017 (Allgemeine Deutsche Spediteurbedingungen 2017 – ADSp 2017) and – if they do not apply for performing (supplementary) logistics services – with the General Terms and Conditions of Logistics-Services Providers (Logistik-AGB), as of March 2006. Note: In clause 23 the ADSp 2017 deviate from the statutory liability limitation in section 431 of the German Commercial Code (HGB) by limiting the liability for multimodal transportation with the involvement of sea carriage and an unknown damage place to 2 SDR/kg and, for the rest, the customary liability limitation of 8.33 SDR/kg additionally to Euro 1.25 million per damage case and EUR 2.5 million per damage event, but not less than 2 SDR/kg. You can find the ADSp 2017 here: and the Logistik-AGB 2006 here:
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