InstaFreight appoints Dirk Reich as chairman of the Board

Dirk Reich of InstaFreight

Berlin start-up company InstaFreight has appointed logistics specialist, Dirk Reich as chairman of the Board. With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, including 20 years at the globally operating logistics company Kühne + Nagel, Reich complements the Board perfectly.

“We are delighted that in Dirk Reich we gained an expert in logistics as our chairman of the Board. We are convinced that his experience and industry knowledge will further strengthen InstaFreight,” says Philipp Ortwein, co-founder and managing director of InstaFreight.

Commenting on his new position, Reich says, “Digitising logistics is an exciting challenge that InstaFreight is taking up. I see great potential in this business model and look forward to working with the InstaFreight team to shape the future of road logistics.”

(From left): Markus Doetsch (CTO, InstaFreight), Maximilian Schäfer (co-founder & managing director, InstaFreight), Dirk Reich (chairman of the Board, InstaFreight) and Philipp Ortwein (co-Founder & managing director, InstaFreight). (Copyright: InstaFreight)

Reich studied business administration at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He started his career at Lufthansa in Airline Management, then moved to German Cargo Services and VIAG. In 1994, Reich joined Kühne + Nagel, where he last worked as executive vice president and member of the Board. From 2014-2016 he was president and CEO of Cargolux Airlines International. The 56-year-old is also on the board of directors of Panalpina World Transport AG, Skycell AG, IPT AG and Log-hub AG.

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