Both German and South African
Uwe Niederheitmann straddles two worlds. Born in South Africa, he grew up in Johannesburg as a child of German parents. After graduating from a German-language school, he studied at the University of South Africa and completed his Bachelor of Commerce in Transport Management with distinction. His international career began in 1995 at Birkart International Logistics in Johannesburg. In 1997 he moved to Kuehne + Nagel, taking on senior management roles in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Germany. Uwe Niederheitmann has been CEO of CLI South Africa since 2015.