deugro Appoints Diana Kaufmann as President

Effective today, September 1, 2022, Diana Kaufmann has been appointed President Central Europe, Global Risk Management and HR Development for deugro. 

Throughout her career, Diana Kaufmann has acquired a wide range of skills and experience that makes her an excellent candidate for the position of President. In addition to being responsible for deugro in Germany and France, dib Deutsche Insurance Broker GmbH(dib), the Contract Management division and deugro’s Global Human Resource development as a distinct subsection of Global Human Resources, she will be managing Sales and Business Development in Austria and Switzerland.

To build a successful career, or to develop a successful human resources strategy, it is imperative that professionals have access to opportunities for continuous professional development, succession planning, and knowledge transfer. Due to the diversity of the industry, it can be difficult to define a career path in the global project logistics sector, particularly at a time when new graduates are seeking definition, commitment and certainty.

A successful project logistics operation requires professionals with a positive attitude, values and work ethic. It is possible and of great value to hire and develop resources based on mindset, instead of just on skills or experience. Retaining strong employees is the next challenge after attracting and developing them.

“To support this journey, deugro stresses the importance of gaining a broad knowledge base of project management methodologies, tools and practices. The company places a strong emphasis on digitalization and automation in order to handle supply chains and deliver project logistics in a way that is compatible with the new and old ways of doing things,” said Simon Wasum, COO, deugro.

He goes on to add: “We strongly believe that Diana is the best candidate to fulfill her new role as President Central Europe, Global Risk Management and HR Development, and to help deugro develop further—both in terms of our clients as well as our most important asset: our employees.”

“I am very excited to take over the new role, and I will give it my all to achieve deugro’s company objectives and goals and bring the company to the next level in a fast-changing and challenging environment, while being committed to continuous improvement and development,” added Diana Kaufmann, President Central Europe, Global Risk Management and HR Development for deugro.

Diana adds: “Having been part of the project logistics industry for almost 30 years and having first-hand experience in a variety of positions along the supply chain enables me to support our clients best in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland, as well as our employees.”

By promoting Diana Kaufmann, deugro is reinforcing its President structure even further. As a highly specialized expert in freight forwarding and innovative project logistics solutions, deugro has nearly 100 years of experience in delivering best-in-class global logistics solutions. In addition to supporting the company’s transformation and growth ambitions, deugro builds on this foundation to provide the industry with a strong, successful and experienced global organization.