On July 1, 2021, Sven Matthes has joined the AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG international corporate group as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Matthes is responsible for AsstrA’s commercial strategy and growth. He is overseeing the group’s Sales and Marketing, Tender Management, and Business Development processes.
“I am excited to be joining the AsstrA team. The company has an impressive track record of growth and success, and I am looking forward to building on this momentum. I’m all about business development, and I am going to enjoy achieving it here. Together with AsstrA’s team of experts, we will be focusing on improving our current and future capabilities to provide our customers with world-class logistics solutions,” says Sven Matthes.
While studying at the University of Dresden, Sven Matthes started his logistics career at Lufthansa and then DB Schenker. Upon graduating, he stayed on with DB Schenker as a project manager and advanced into a leadership role with the company’s European Global Project business unit.
“Over the last 7 years, I have had the honor of being both Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer at AsstrA. As the company continues to grow, this year the Board decided to begin the successor program and transition the CEO role to Mr. Sven Matthes. Mr. Matthes has more than 25 years of experience in logistics, and I am confident that his proven leadership skills and extensive expertise in global operations management will bring innovative approaches and ideas to the business and help us continue to thrive in today’s market. I am happy to be passing the CEO role into such capable hands. He and I will be working together closely to bring AsstrA to the top of the logistics industry in Europe and beyond,” says Dmitry Lagun, current Chief Executive Officer at AsstrA.