Frank Hercksen
Regional CEO Americas, Panalpina

Frank Hercksen
Frank Hercksen has over three decades of extensive international experience in the freight forwarding industry with a strong background in ocean freight. Hercksen began his career at Panalpina Welttransport in Hamburg in 1979, after graduating from business school in Germany. In 1985, he joined K+N and then held various management positions in New York, Bremen, Toronto, Hong Kong and, London. He was Senior Vice President, Sea Freight, North America Region, before re-joining Panalpina in 2011 as the Global Head of Ocean Freight based in Morristown, NJ, USA. On January 1st 2016, Hercksen assumed the role of the Regional CEO Americas. In this role, Hercksen focuses on strategically growing and solidifying Panalpina’s market share in North, Central and South America. He has the regional responsibility for all of Panalpina’s air freight, ocean freight and logistics activities.