Taucke told Imperial executives on Tuesday 28th November that his decision had not been an easy one and that he had thought about it for a long time. However, he said he wanted to set new priorities, in particular spending more time his family. “Over the next twelve months, Carsten Taucke will actively continue to lead the company with his typically strong commitment and focus on results in all areas of his responsibility,“ said Marius Swanepoel, CEO of the Global Logistics Division at Imperial Logistics. Taucke will also be closely involved in the selection of his successor and in the handover of his management responsibilities to that successor. “We will greatly miss Carsten Taucke’s expertise and passion for logistics when he has gone,” Swanepoel said, although added he is confident that these qualities would also be shared by Taucke’s successor.
Carsten Taucke joined Imperial in 2010, initially as a member of the management team at what was then known as Imperial Reederei. He took over the position of chief executive of Imperial Shipping Holding GmbH in 2011 and also became a member of the Management Board at Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG. Carsten Taucke has been CEO of Imperial Logistics International B.V. Co. KG since 1 January 2015.