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COO Oliver Oestreich retires at the end of the month

Bremen, Germany | March 2024: The Leschaco Group, a global logistics service provider announced last year the retirement of Oliver Oestreich, Chief Operating Officer and member of the Management Board, effective April 2024. Oliver Oestreich has been a forming figure of the Leschaco Group for over 21 years, contributing significantly to the company's growth and success.

During his tenure, Oliver Oestreich played a pivotal role in expanding the Leschaco Group's global footprint and fostering a culture of excellence within the organization. His commitment, loyalty and dedication to Leschaco and its employees were outstanding and have left a lasting mark on the company's future.

"We feel gratitude to Oliver for his valued contributions and exemplary leadership over the past two decades," said Constantin Conrad, CEO of Leschaco Group. "His vision, integrity and passion have been key in shaping the development of the company and positioning us for continued success.”

Following Oliver Oestreich's retirement, Nils Fahrenholz will assume the role as Chief Operating Officer, effective April 01, 2024. Considering Oliver Oestreich's long service to the company and his achievements for the Group, Leschaco had planned for a longer transition period. Nils Fahrenholz took over the role of Incoming Chief Operating Officer on April 01, 2023, and joined the Management Board at the same time. He was closely supported by Oliver Oestreich to ensure an optimum transition.

Nils Fahrenholz brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership within the Leschaco Group. Having served in various management positions, he is well prepared to lead the company into its next phase of growth. Nils Fahrenholz's journey with Leschaco began in 2004 when he embarked on his career as a forwarding agent. Over the years, he has held key positions in corporate functions and local country positions across different regions, demonstrating his versatility and dedication to the company's mission. His most recent role as Managing Director of Leschaco Singapore further underscores his ability to deliver results and inspire teams across borders.

"Nils Fahrenholz's appointment as COO marks a significant milestone for the Leschaco Group," remarked Constantin Conrad. "Nils is one of us. He started his career with Leschaco and so his deep understanding of our company and business, combined with his innovative approach and steadfast commitment to our values, make him the ideal fit for this role and the succession of Oliver."

"I am honoured and excited to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer at Leschaco Group," said Nils Fahrenholz. "I am deeply committed to build on the strong foundation laid by Oliver Oestreich and to be working collaboratively with our experienced teams to drive innovation, excellence, and sustainable growth."

Company information: The Leschaco Group is a traditional, owner-managed logistics service provider and offers intercontinental logistics solutions for sea and air freight as well as contract logistics and tank container operation. As proven partner for leading companies in plant construction and mechanical engineering, automotive, chemical and related industries, producers of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Leschaco offers comprehensive logistics solutions from one single source. Our globally standardised IT–environment guarantees the required high process transparency. The company was founded under the name of Lexzau, Scharbau by Wilhelm Lexzau and Julius Scharbau in Hamburg in 1879. Today, the group is represented in 24 countries worldwide. This network is supported by a carefully selected network of agents. The company insists on a sustainable business development and its headquarters are in Bremen.