Oliver's View of the World Books Run & Ride for Reading Across the USA by Bicycle Curriculum Vitae

Oliver Gritz

Curriculum Vitae

  • December 1965¬†born in Cologne, Germany


  • 1985 ‚Äď 1988 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)¬†in¬† Transport and Logistics,¬† Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) L√∂rrach¬†with practical education at Schenker Logistics, branch office Freiburg, Germany¬†
  • 1988 ‚Äď 1992¬†Master of Economics, Universities of¬†Freiburg und Passau, Germany¬†
  • 2001 -2003 Executive MBA, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne,¬†Switzerland


  • 1992 ‚Äď 1994¬†Analyst Group Controlling, Danzas AG, Global Head Office, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1995 ‚Äď 1996¬†CFO¬†Greater China, Danzas Hongkong
  • 1996 ‚Äď 1998 SVP, Head of Controlling, Business Unit Intercontinental, Danzas AG,¬†Global Head Office, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1999 SVP, Head of¬†Marketing and Sales, Business¬†Unit Intercontinental, Danzas AG,¬†Global Head Office, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1999 ‚Äď 2001 CFO North America, Danzas, Seattle, USA
  • 2001 ‚Äď 2002 CFO Asia ‚Äď Pacific, Danzas Singapore
  • 2003 ‚Äď 2004 CFO DHL Asia ‚Äď Pacific, DHL Sinpapore
  • 2005 ‚Äď 2009 EVP & CFO,¬†Member of Divisional Board, DHL Express Global Head Office, Bonn,¬†Germany
  • Since¬†2010¬†Owner / Managing Director¬†COG Skill Pool GmbH, a Marketing and Consulting Company¬†
  • Since¬†2010 Senior Expert at Kearney¬†Management Consulting
  • 2011-2016 EVP Sales and Europe Region, Member of Group Management, Southern Air (later Worldwide Air Logistics Group), Florence, KY, USA
  • Since¬†2013¬†Owner /¬†Managing Director of¬†Luxury Lodging GmbH, a boarding house (https://luxury-lodging.de/)¬†
  • Since¬†2020¬†Owner /¬†Managing Director Ontegos Cloud, a¬†software company for the¬†freight forwarding and logistics services industry¬†(https://ontegos.cloud/)

Run & Ride for Reading

  • Since 2008¬†Founder /¬†Chairman of Run & Ride for Reading,¬†a charity organization to support the reading and learning ability of children (run-ride.com)
  • 2008 first event of the annual Ride for Reading racing bike (and new: E-Bike) tour (rideforreading.de)
  • 2009¬†Establishment of the first three¬†Run & Ride for Reading Reading Clubs in Cologne, Germany
  • 2011¬†First event of the annual Cologne Run & Ride for Reading, a charity run and bike ride in and around the Cologne Stadium (leselauf.de)
  • 2018¬†Inauguration of the 100th¬†Run & Ride for Reading Reading Club

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