KLU is supported by the Kühne-Stiftung (Foundation), which is also the sole shareholder of the holding company of KLU, Kühne Logistics University GmbH.
The President and the Managing Directors oversee operational management of KLU. The President supervises the academic staff of KLU, and together with the deans, is responsible for the research and teaching concept. The Managing Directors oversee operating and administrative matters of the university. The commercial operations of the holding company are supervised by a Supervisory Board, which is appointed by the Kühne-Stiftung (Foundation). The Supervisory Board appoints the managing directors of KLU.