Markus Sandbrink at the head of the IT division of the Rhenus Group


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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Effective immediately, Markus Sandbrink becomes Chief Information Officer (CIO) Group IT at Rhenus.

At 54, this graduate computer scientist is maintained in his current role as Head of Corporate IT and also takes responsibility for the development and harmonization of the group’s IT infrastructure for all its global logistics operations.

Portrait of Markus Sandbrink, new CIO of the Rhenus group. Photo credit: Rhenus Group

Portrait of Markus Sandbrink, new CIO of Rhenus Group
Photo credit: Rhenus Group

Within the new organizational structure of Rhenus, Markus Sandbrink is now responsible for the entire IT environment of the group and for the implementation of the digital strategy of the logistics provider. ” With more than 25 years of experience in IT service management and program development within multinational organizations, Markus Sandbrink can look back on significant successes in implementing complex and large-scale IT projects. », declares Tobias Bartz, CEO of the Rhenus Group.

Markus Sandbrink, who will report directly to Tobias Bartz in his new position, will continue to coordinate Rhenus’ IT systems for the entire group. Because Rhenus operates worldwide, the group is constantly confronted with different IT systems and extremely diverse requirements. Markus Sandbrink will therefore ensure that customers’ IT systems have no problems accessing Rhenus’ IT platforms thanks to the flexible interfaces put in place.

Markus Sandbrink has been working at Rhenus since 2020 where he was, until now, Head of Corporate IT, the central IT services delivery entity of the Rhenus Group. He will retain this position as the new Group IT CIO. Prior to joining Rhenus, this graduate IT expert held positions as an IT specialist, IT consultant and IT project manager at IBM Germany, held various management positions at DHL Express and was Head of IT Europe at Panalpina / DSV, among others.

Markus Sandbrink has already set the main priority for his work in his new role. “We will continue to standardize our IT systems environment so that we can serve our customers even more efficiently with our entire product portfolio. The focus will clearly be on supply chains with a high degree of digitalisation, based on secure IT platforms and innovative technologies.

About Rhenus

The Rhenus Group is one of the world’s leading logistics specialists with an annual turnover of 7 billion euros. 37,500 employees work at 970 sites and develop innovative solutions for the entire supply chain. Whether it’s transportation, warehousing, customs clearance or value-added services, the family business consolidates its activities into different business units where customer needs are top priorities at all times.


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