HHLA Estonia Names Riia Sillave New CEO
The container and multipurpose terminal HHLA TK Estonia, the subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), said that Riia Sillave has taken over as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 15 March 2020.
The 46-year-old Estonian, who studied business administration at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, has a wealth of experience in executive and management roles, including in the German automotive industry.
Her most recent position was as CEO of Rail Baltic Estonia, the state-owned development company for the € 1.6 billion Rail Baltica railway project co-financed by the EU.
According to a statement, she succeeds Vladimir Popov, who is leaving the Group. Popov had been in charge of the terminal since 2017.
Following the handling facility’s acquisition by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG in 2018, he advanced its integration into the HHLA Group and successfully strengthened HHLA TK Estonia’s position as a RoRo hub in the Baltic region.
HHLA TK Estonia is the market leader in container handling in Estonia and one of the largest players in the Baltic region when it comes to break bulk, bulk and rolling cargo. The site serves as an important hub in the region for transit traffic with Russia and Scandinavia.