CONSCIOUS CORPORATE MANAGEMENT

Digitalization is changing the world of logistics in a sustainable way, without there being any universal answers. The high speed of complex transformation processes poses growing challenges for logistics worldwide, often on an elementary scale. At the same time, volatile markets demand a high degree of agility from companies and their organizational structure. This requires the right strategic changes and conscious corporate management to successfully shape the process. And your path to success is our goal.

WITH COMPETENCE AND PASSION

We are a network of experts that focuses on logistics and accompanies management in the context of digital transformation. Based on detailed industry knowledge, extensive management experience and high professional competence, we design innovative solutions that guarantee the future viability of our customers.
Our actions are based on a clear and honest motive: We love logistics in all its facets and therefore we want to successfully shape the future direction of logistics for our customers. We see it as our mission to navigate logistics service providers safely through change processes.

OUR APPROACH

Teaming up with you, your managers and logistics experts, we develop the action plan for your company. We follow a systematic, pragmatic and transparent approach – the Corporate Navigator Health Check. This can be carried out holistically for the entire company or for individual departments.

Step 1: The new world of logistics

We will reveal you the dynamic change of logistics and will work out together what this means for your company.

Step 2: Determining your current position

Together we will systematically work out where your company stands today. We use figures, data, facts as well as structured interviews and workshops to get a comprehensive analysis.

Step 3: Action Plan

From the analysis we jointly derive the fields of action and options for action for your company. These are incorporated into a concrete action plan.

Step 4: Implementation

If required, our team of experts will support you in implementing the action plan. We orient ourselves to your individual needs and fields of action.

Team

Ewald Kaiser

Corporate Navigator
Ewald Kaiser is managing partner of the Corporate Navigator GmbH & Co. KG and a recognized expert of the logistics industry. For more than 20 years he has held senior management positions at C level, both in group companies such as Kühne + Nagel and most recently at DB Schenker as well as in medium-sized companies. He was also a co-shareholder in Militzer & Münch, a medium-sized family business. In all his stations, he has succeeded in setting clear accents, developing and implementing strategies that have had a lasting positive effect on the company’s development.
“Digital technologies will generate new business models and transform entire value chains.”
Ewald Kaiser

Ewald Kaiser

Corporate Navigator
Ewald Kaiser is managing partner of the Corporate Navigator GmbH & Co. KG and a recognized expert of the logistics industry. For more than 20 years he has held senior management positions at C level, both in group companies such as Kühne + Nagel and most recently at DB Schenker as well as in medium-sized companies. He was also a co-shareholder in Militzer & Münch, a medium-sized family business. In all his stations, he has succeeded in setting clear accents, developing and implementing strategies that have had a lasting positive effect on the company’s development.
“Digital technologies will generate new business models and transform entire value chains.”

Silke Biedka

Leadership Navigator
Silke Biedka is an expert in leadership in digital change. As an emotional bodyguard she has accompanied the top executives of the economy for 20 years – in the last 8 years she has been increasingly active in the logistics sector. She is regarded as a proven relationship and management expert. In digital change, the leadership skills of company heads are of decisive importance to her. Especially in the areas of awareness leadership, mental change processes and the creation of a contemporary management culture, she sees a great need for development. For her it is more important than ever to navigate people, to give them orientation and to set an example for their ability to change.
“It’s not about knowledge, it’s about skill.”

Silke Biedka

Leadership Navigator
Silke Biedka is an expert in leadership in digital change. As an emotional bodyguard she has accompanied the top executives of the economy for 20 years – in the last 8 years she has been increasingly active in the logistics sector. She is regarded as a proven relationship and management expert. In digital change, the leadership skills of company heads are of decisive importance to her. Especially in the areas of awareness leadership, mental change processes and the creation of a contemporary management culture, she sees a great need for development. For her it is more important than ever to navigate people, to give them orientation and to set an example for their ability to change.
“It’s not about knowledge, it’s about skill.”

Gerard van Kesteren

Financial Navigator
Gerard is a financial specialist in the global logistics sector and is a non-executive director in a number of companies, as well as a senior advisor with McKinsey & Partners, and has extensive international experience and financial management capabilities.
Gerard worked with Kuehne + Nagel for a total of 25 years; from 1999 until 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Management Board.
In addition, Gerard was awarded the CFO of the Year 2010 and was appointed Chairman of the CFO Circle (Switzerland) 2014-2019.
“The objective of Finance and Controlling should be to provide ultimate transparency to enable the business to grow.“

Gerard van Kesteren

Financial Navigator
Gerard is a financial specialist in the global logistics sector and is a non-executive director in a number of companies, as well as a senior advisor with McKinsey & Partners, and has extensive international experience and financial management capabilities.
Gerard worked with Kuehne + Nagel for a total of 25 years; from 1999 until 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Management Board.
In addition, Gerard was awarded the CFO of the Year 2010 and was appointed Chairman of the CFO Circle (Switzerland) 2014-2019.
“The objective of Finance and Controlling should be to provide ultimate transparency to enable the business to grow.”

Robert Trenkel

Communication Navigator
Robert Trenkel is an expert for change communication and managing director of the PR and marketing agency STURMFEST. He has worked in leading positions for national and international agencies and clients. As a lecturer for “Integrated Communication and Crossmedia”, he taught at Macromedia University until 2018. Within the conversion of communication, digital transformation processes have a special significance, as the future of the company is redefined by the strategic reorientation. Communication can become a success factor.
“An intensive dialogue with all stakeholders is necessary in the context of digitization processes.”

Robert Trenkel

Communication Navigator
Robert Trenkel is an expert for change communication and managing director of the PR and marketing agency STURMFEST. He has worked in leading positions for national and international agencies and clients. As a lecturer for “Integrated Communication and Crossmedia”, he taught at Macromedia University until 2018. Within the conversion of communication, digital transformation processes have a special significance, as the future of the company is redefined by the strategic reorientation. Communication can become a success factor.
“An intensive dialogue with all stakeholders is necessary in the context of digitization processes.”

Corporate Navigator GmbH & Co. KG

Süllbergsterrasse 25
22587 Hamburg, Germany
E-Mail: info@corp-navigators.com
Phone: +49 151 111 62067