The Hamburg-based coffee supply chain specialist has appointed new leadership roles at its Bernhard Rothfos and InterAmerican Coffee (IAC) businesses and announced changes to the group’s Board of Management
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe's administration building at Sandtorpark in Hamburg's HafenCity, Germany | Photo credit: Neumann Kaffee Gruppe
Germany’s Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) has announced new senior leadership appointments at two of its business units as well as changes to its Board of Management at at group level.
The Hamburg-based coffee chain specialist and services provider has announced Christian Bothe as the new CEO of Bernhard Rothfos (BR), which handles trade finance and logistics for NKG exporting companies around the world.
Bothe, who has ten years’ experience at NKG and was formerly COO at BR, takes on the role of CEO from Jens Janecki, who will take on new senior roles at NG, including Coach of BR & IAC.
NKG has also announced the appointment of Inacio Teixeira as sole CEO of premium green coffee importer, IAC Europe, where he will be tasked with fostering greater integration with the BR and NG business divisions.
Additionally, NKG has announced the retirement of NKG COO and member of the Board of Management, Pablo Garcia C, who is credited with contributing ‘significantly to the development and success of NKG in various functions’ over his 40 years with the business.
“We are convinced that these steps are an excellent base for driving the success and development of the Hamburg-based trading operations of NKG forward while setting new accents to enhance the great history and performance records for our suppliers and customers alike. We wish everyone all the best for the new responsibilities and pledge them our unconditional support,” said Neumann Kaffee Gruppe CEO, David M. Neumann.
Bernhard Rothfos Intercafé AG handles trade finance and logistics for most of the NKG exporting companies around the world.
NKG’s history dates back to 1934, when Hanns R. Neumann began trading in coffee as a broker in Hamburg. In 1989 Neumann acquired Hamburg-based competitor Bernhard Rothfos AG to become the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe.
NKG currently manages more than 50 companies across 26 countries, including 17 exporters in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania, employing more than 2,900 staff globally. The company’s business divisions also provide coffee-related services, including export and mills, import, farms, agents and branches.