Only days after CLG obtained their Air Operator’s Certificate from the German regulator, the company confirmed a change at top management level with MD Ulrich Ogiermann exiting the carrier and Johannes Jaehn taking over at the helm. Those close to the case are saying that Jaehn was CLG majority owner Alexey Isaikin’s preferred candidate.
While Uli Ogiermann spends his holiday in Greece after months of hard work to secure the AOC for CargoLogic Germany, at CLG’s home base Leipzig news popped up today that Mr Jaehn would succeed
him with immediate effect. What initially was spread as rumor, was now officially confirmed.
With Jaehn, a manager takes over command, who has never been in the position of senior executive at an airline. Coming originally from OBI DYI superstore, where he headed the logistics unit, he stepped into the aviation world in October 2015, becoming COO and Managing Director of the east German airport alliance MFAG (Leipzig-Halle / Dresden). During his tenure, cargo figures developed positively reaching 1,2 million tons last year, putting Leipzig Airport in second place as a German gateway for freight, behind Frankfurt but ahead of Cologne.
From CEO to consultant
Last June, however, he left the MFAG ahead of schedule by “mutual agreement." His contract would have run until the end of September 2020. Reasons for the decision were not disclosed.
Now, only three months later, Jaehn is back in Leipzig, taking over responsibility at CargoLogic Germany. The carrier intends to start operations with their two leased B737-400P2F but hasn’t yet announced a date for the launch flight.
Mr Ogiermann told CargoForwarder Global that he will continue his commitment during the next couple of weeks but only in a role as consultant. “My official duty as Managing Director ended on the day the regulator granted CargoLogic Germany the OAC.”
Since having received their brand new AOC, the new express player in the German market has been quick to make moves to attract future customer interests.
Last week they announbced that there will be a CargoLogic Germany event staged at Leipzig Airport on October 2nd to celebrate the start of operations.
Isaykin is coming
The event, whereby representatives of the press and aviation industry have been invited will be held at the maintenance hanger where the carrier’s Boeing 737 freighters are maintained.
The German state of Saxony’s Minister President, Michael Kretschmer will make the opening address to officially welcome CLG to Leipzig. Also attending will be Alexey Isaykin, head of the Volga-Dnepr Group and who is also a major private shareholder in the new CargoLogic Germany.
A tour of one of CLG’s two B737 freighters is also planned at the end of the event.
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