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Our trailblazers.

Expertise in logistics and IT.

The Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees are comprised of recognized logistics experts, experts from other industries, and researchers. Our Board members call upon all interested companies to join the Innovation Community and contribute actively to ongoing projects.

The Foundation.

Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors acts as the executive body and represents the Foundation in external affairs. The members of the Board see themselves as spearheads and drivers of the development of innovative open source applications in logistics and supply chain management.

Portrait Jochen Thewes

Jochen Thewes


CEO, DB Schenker

Portrait Dr. Stephan Peters

Dr. Stephan Peters

Vice Chairman

Member of the Board, Rhenus SE & Co. KG

Portrait Stefan Hohm

Stefan Hohm

Vice Chairman


The Foundation.

Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees acts as a consulting and controlling body. In addition, the members of the Board offer their technical expertise to the Steering Committees.

Portrait Michael ten Hompel

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel


Managing Director, Fraunhofer IML

Portrait Markus Bangen

Markus Bangen

Vice Chairman

CEO, Duisport

Portrait Jakub Piotrowski

Jakub Piotrowski

Vice Chairman


We jointly develop IT standards in logistics beyond company boundaries and make the results accessible to everyone. This open-source approach is intended to replace individual investments in the digitalization of commodities. Every company will benefit from this.

Jochen Thewes, Member of the Board, DB Schenker, Chairman of the Open Logistics Foundation

100 percent digital is not a dream, but our common future in more and more use cases. The open-source concept guarantees an open standard for digitalizing logistics processes while offering a high degree of flexibility for individual adaptations.

Dr. Stephan Peters, Rhenus SE & Co. KG, Vice Chairman of the Open Logistics Foundation

It is advantageous for all supply chain parties, if in the future, that selected software components are available to everyone free of charge as open-source elements and continuously updated via a neutral authority.

Stefan Hohm, Chief Development Officer (CDO), DACHSER SE, Vice Chairman of the Open Logistics Foundation

The digitalization of logistics can only be advanced by working together. The bundling of resources and topics offers a unique opportunity to set de facto standards instead of creating further monoliths.

Markus Bangen, Chairman of the Executive Board of Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport), Member of the Advisory Board of the Open Logistics Foundation

The Support Association.

Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors represents the interests of the companies organised in the support association. The members bundle the project ideas coming from various companies and advocate these ideas within the communication channels of the Foundation.

Portrait Michael Henke

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Henke


Director, Fraunhofer IML

Portrait Christian Bockelt

Christian Bockelt

Vice Chairman

Executive Vice President Global IT Land & Digital Solutions, DB Schenker

Portrait Markus Sandbrink

Markus Sandbrink


Head of Corporate IT, Rhenus SE & Co. KG

On neutral ground

Both the Open Logistics Foundation and its support association, Open Logistics e. V., are independent and neutral organisations. Neutrality is guaranteed both with regard to development of software components and participation of companies.