Press release

Scan Global Logistics adds Thomas Nieszner to its Board of Directors

Jun 28, 2023

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Scan Global Logistics (SGL) is pleased to announce Thomas Nieszner, former CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Europe/CEE, EMEA, and latest as Global CEO of DHL Global Forward, to its Board of Directors.

Scan Global Logistics (SGL), one of the leading global logistics providers, announces the appointment of Thomas Nieszner as a new member of the Board.

Copenhagen, 28 June: Following the appointment of Nils Smedegaard as the new Chairman of the Board, SGL has further strengthened its board composition by adding former CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Thomas Nieszner as a member of the Board.

Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Chairman of the Board at SGL, expands on the choice of Thomas:

I am very pleased that Thomas is joining the Board, coming with a proven track record from the global freight forwarding industry. Thomas has a solid and in-depth understanding of the industry from a global perspective, with this being a very good match considering the global expansion journey SGL is undertaking. This appointment is a natural first step towards assembling a board that can effectively support SGL's leadership team in the years to come.

With revenue last year surpassing 3.5 billion USD, SGL's strategy involves a continued strong organic growth across all markets, supported by a focused acquisition strategy enabling further scale, as well geographical expansion into new markets. The ambitious company aims to exceed a revenue target of 6 billion USD by 2027.

First board member excited to join

Commenting on his board appointment, Thomas Nieszner is excited about the future with SGL:

'I’m honoured to join Scan Global Logistics as a board member. The company's commitment to delivering customer-centric and entrepreneurial solutions is, by now, a proven operating model. The next part of the journey for SGL requires an increased focus on building scale while remaining agile and preserving the unique DNA deeply rooted across the entire SGL organisation. I’m truly excited to work with Nils Smedegaard Andersen and SGL’s management team to support them in realising their ambitious goals.'

Thomas Nieszner has over 25 years of industry experience holding positions such as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Europe/CEE, EMEA, and latest as Global CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, leading more than 35,000 employees. For 7 years, he has been a non-executive director of the Board of Planzer Holding, a leading Swiss transport and warehouse logistics provider.

Allan Melgaard, Global CEO of SGL, regards Thomas Nieszner's entry to the Board as a perfect match:

‘I am thrilled to be able to attract board members of such calibre as Thomas. We need to be both supported and challenged by some of the best capacities from the industry. The ability to navigate a complex market environment has never been more important, and Thomas will help us to do just that.’

The company says further board member announcements will be communicated at a later stage.

About Scan Global Logistics

Scan Global Logistics has a defined purpose of uncomplicating the world of logistics every day. As a full-service logistics provider, the company has a global track record to prove it. SGL offers end-to-end logistics solutions with a broad range of services across air, ocean, rail, road, warehousing or any combination thereof.

Deeply rooted in the company's DNA is a 'can-do-attitude' to see every challenge as an opportunity to do more, better, and learn. With a global network spanning six continents and over 3300 employees across +160 offices, the company works closely together to offer worldwide customised solutions. While doing so, SGL insists on creating a meaningful workplace rooted in the company's guiding virtues of Respect, Integrity, Entrepreneurship and Fun. For further information, visit and LinkedIn.

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