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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Cargotec Defines Sustainability Targets for 2018

Photo: Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec Corporation's Extended Executive Board has set the company sustainability targets for 2018. The targets support Cargotec's strategic must-win battles - services, digitalisation and people leadership - with which the company aims to become the global leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec's focus in 2018 will be on increasing safety awareness, setting a new sustainability standard for the supply chain, increasing the usage of renewable electricity, and ensuring that human rights-related company practices and processes are at the correct level.

Interschalt Extends Executive Board

Ulf Hansen

Effective from October, 15th 2013 Mr. Ulf Hansen (47) will join the Executive Board of Interschalt  maritime Systems AG. He will share the Executive Board’s work with Robert Gärtner, who has been appointed to Chairman of the Executive Board. Ulf Hansen, a graduate economist, contributes 30 years of broad international experience in the shipping industry. With the extension of the Executive Board  Interschalt strengthens its strategy of change from a pure supplier for the shipbuilding industry to a global software and service partner for the global shipping industry.

Samuelsson to Head MAN B&W Diesel AG

The supervisory board of MAN B&W Diesel AG, a subsidiary of MAN AG, Munich, has appointed Håkan Samuelsson as its new chairman, effective January 1, 2005. In this position he will follow Dr. Rudolf Rupprecht who resigns as chairman as of December 31, 2004. Samuelsson will also act as “working chairman” as of February 2005 and take over for the time being the responsibilities for the MAN B&W Diesel Group’s overall policies and strategies. Currently chairman of the executive board of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, he will become chairman of the executive board of MAN AG as of January 1, 2005, succeeding Dr. Rudolf Rupprecht. In addition, the chairman of the executive board, Dr. Hans-J.

Hapag-Lloyd Ensures Continuity within Executive Management

At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG has set the course at an early stage for maintaining continuity in the Executive Board of Germany’s largest liner shipping company. Rolf Habben-Jansen will succeed Chief Executive Officer Michael Behrendt, who is set to leave in the middle of next year. Habben-Jansen has been appointed to the Executive Board of the company with effect from April 1, 2014 and will assume the position of Chairman of the Executive Board on July 1, 2014. Habben-Jansen is a successful and experienced manager in the logistics sector. Having held positions at the Royal Nedlloyd Group and at DHL, he became CEO of the freight forwarding group Damco NV in The Hague in 2009.

Tognum Leadership Changeover

Dr. Ulrich Dohle & Joachim Coers: Photo credit Tognum

The Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Tognum AG, Joachim Coers, to hand over to Dr. Ulrich Dohle from July 1st, 2013. The Supervisory Board of Tognum AG regretted the decision taken by Coers, which they have accepted, and thanked him for his exceptional dedication and commitment in the past nine years. In its meeting on April 19th, the Supervisory Board elected Dr. Dohle unanimous as new Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Tognum AG and at the same time extended his contract to 31 December 2015. Joachim Coers joined what was then MTU Friedrichshafen in 2004.

Schulte Retires from MAN B&W

After 32 years of service with MAN, Dr. Hans-J. Schulte, Member of the Executive Board of MAN AG (Munich) and Chairman of the MAN B&W Diesel Executive Board, officially retired from professional life today. At the farewell celebration attended by 150 guests, Håkan Samuelsson, Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN AG and Chairman of MAN B&W Diesel AG’s Supervisory Board emphasised: “Thanks to his international experience and his extensive knowledge of the diesel engine markets worldwide, Dr. Schulte has always been able to give fresh impetus to the Executive Board of the MAN Group and has pushed the diesel engine division decisively forward.” At the end of January, Dr. Hans-J. Schulte will retire from professional life.

GL: New shareholder Structure to Safeguard Independence

At a shareholders' meeting, Germanischer Lloyd's Executive Board announced the successful defense against the hostile takeover bid by a French competitor. The binding purchase offer by the Hamburg entrepreneur Günter Herz, with secure long-term perspectives for the Society, met with the approval of shareholders who were willing to sell. More than 40% of the shares changed hands. The Executive Board of Germanischer Lloyd has already approved the transfer of these registered shares. Last week, Günter Herz made all shareholders a firm and unconditional offer, with the aim of safeguarding the independence of the Society and the Hamburg location. With this Hamburg Solution, Germanischer Lloyd will be able to continue its business model. For Executive Board Member Dr. Hermann J.

GL Appoints New Executive Board Member

On 7th February 2003, the Supervisory Board of Germanischer Lloyd AG appointed Dr.-Ing. Hermann J. Klein (45) as a member of the Executive Board with effect from 1st September 2003. Dr. Klein will succeed Dr. tech. Hans G. Payer (64), who is to retire as of 31st December this year after over 10 years of service on the Executive Board. After completing his A-levels, Dr. University of Hanover. University of Hamburg-Harburg. Lürssen shipyard in Bremen, in 1995 Dr. Motorenwerke Bremerhaven AG, of which he is currently the Chairman. As from 1st January 2004, the Executive Board of Germanischer Lloyd will be composed of Dr.-Ing. Hermann J. Klein and Dipl.-Kfm. Rainer Schöndube.

Lühr New Container Line Manager

Hartmut Lühr (47), executive board chairman of VTG-Lehnkering AG, has been appointed manager of Hapag-Lloyd Container Line with effect from May 1st 2004. He will be responsible for Region Europe. Hartmut Lühr, who trained as a forwarding professional, gained experience in forwarding and liner shipping at Schenker and Maersk before being appointed head of global sea freight business at Schenker International AG (Essen) in 1997. In 1999, Lühr switched to Hapag-Lloyd Container Line, where he became head of marketing (Region Europe). At the beginning of 2001, he was appointed member of the executive board of VTG-Lehnkering AG responsible for the business unit rail and tank container logistics.

Anthony and Nicolás Remain on Hapag-Lloyd Board

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd AG

Hapag-Lloyd AG has announced the continuity in the executive management - Anthony J. Firmin remains COO and Nicolás Burr remains CFO. The Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG extended the Executive Board contracts of Anthony J. Firmin (COO) and Nicolás Burr (CFO) by two years until 30 June 2019 and 29 February 2020 respectively. “In this important phase involving the upcoming closing and subsequent integration of UASC, we are counting on continuity in the executive management.

Hapag-Lloyd Supervisory Board Elects New Chairman

Dr Michael Frenzel, Chairman of the Executive Board of TUI AG, resigned from his position in the Hapag-Lloyd Supervisory Board as planned.   Dr Jürgen Weber, formerly Executive Board Chairman at Lufthansa, has been newly elected to the Supervisory Board as his replacement and was subsequently appointed the new Supervisory Board Chairman.   Dr Weber is already familiar with Hapag-Lloyd, having been a member of the Supervisory Board from 1992 to 1998. At that time Lufthansa still held a participating interest in Hapag-Lloyd.  

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen (Photo: DNV GL)

Henrik O. DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway. The executive board is the Research Council’s highest authority, and the newly appointed board will commence Jan 1. 2015. The main functions of the Research Council of Norway is to provide strategic policy input, administer research funding and serve as a meeting place for the development of research policy and dissemination of knowledge in Norway.

Hapag-Lloyd Executive Board Appointments

Peter Ganz and Roland Kirch are to be appointed to the Hapag-Lloyd executive board. Peter Ganz is to be appointed by the Hapag-Lloyd supervisory board at its next meeting to the executive board of Hapag-Lloyd AG as chief financial officer. After studying business administration, Ganz began his career in 1994 in the Finance Department of TUI AG. In 2000, he took over the responsibility of TUI’s Group Treasury. In September 2007, he was appointed as Director Corporate Finance. He was significantly involved in the disposal process of Hapag-Lloyd AG to the Hamburg Consortium. Roland Kirch, Chief Representative (Generalbevollmächtigter) of Hapag-Lloyd AG…

Kirch leaves Hapag-Lloyd

Roland Kirch, 38, member of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG and responsible for the department Development and Markets and Works Director, left the company at his own request on June 30, 2010. Kirch was active in various areas from 2004 and was appointed to the Executive Board in April 2009. “Roland Kirch contributed to making Hapag-Lloyd a future-oriented company. The supervisory board thanks him for his successful work. We regret Mr Kirch’s decision,” commented Dr. Michael Frenzel, supervisory board chairman of Hapag-Lloyd AG. The duties of Mr Kirch will initially be assumed by the other members of the Executive Board.  

Dr. Ulrich Dohle New Head of Tognum

As announced in April, Dr Ulrich Dohle today takes up his new duties as Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Tognum AG. He succeeds Joachim Coers, who has left the company after nine years at his own request. In his new role, Dr Dohle will not only take on the typical duties of a CEO, such as corporate communication and strategy, but will also be responsible for R&D and quality management. In April, the Supervisory Board extended Dr Dohle's contract until December 31, 2015. He has been on the Executive Board of Tognum AG since 2009, previously holding the position of deputy CEO and CTO. One priority of the Executive Board's work will be to expand operations worldwide. At the same time, cooperation with Rolls-Royce and Daimler is to be intensified.

Habben Jansen Takes over as Hapag-Lloyd CEO

Rolf Habben Jansen

Hapag-Lloyd announced changes in its Executive Board resulting from departure of Michael Behrendt and Ulrich Kranich; Anthony J. Rolf Habben Jansen, who has been a member of the Hapag-Lloyd AG's Executive Board since April 1, has assumed the position of CEO effective July 1. He succeeds Michael Behrendt, who left the Hapag-Lloyd AG's Executive Board as scheduled on June 30, as did COO Ulrich Kranich. The new COO is Anthony J. Firmin who joined the Executive Board today after 19 years at the company. Peter Ganz continues as CFO, a position he has held since April 2009.

Hapag-Lloyd Restructures Executive Board

Ulrich Kranich will be responsible on the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG for the global operations in future. He is taking over this role from Adolf Adrion who is retiring at the end of the year. Michael Behrendt will be responsible for the financial department in addition to serving as Executive Board Chairman (CEO). The Supervisory Board appointed Roland Kirch  Chief Representative (Generalbevollmächtigter). In future, Kirch will be head of the financial area, which also includes the information technology area.

Hapag-LLoyd Board Member Leaving

 Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG: Photo credit H-L

Jesper Praestensgaard, responsible for Global Markets & Global Accounts is to leave the company in June 2013. Hapag-Lloyd announce that the executive board member  will be leaving the Company at his own request in June in order to take on new challenges. “Hapag-Lloyd would like to thank Jesper Praestensgaard for his dedication during this time and would like to wish him all the best for the future, both privately and professionally,” says Dr Jürgen Weber, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG.

Tognum Appoints New Executive Board Member

Jörg Schwitalla: Photo credit Tognum

Jörg Schwitalla will be the new Executive Board member for Personnel and Integrity at Tognum AG as of 1 January 2013. Tognum has created the new position on the Executive Board on the one hand to meet future requirements – such as the planned integration of Bergen Engines AS and the group’s growth targets – and on the other hand to achieve the aim of bringing the Personnel, Legal Affairs and Compliance divisions closer together and to underline the growing importance of ethics in corporate management.

GL Executive Board and Supervisory Board Reject Takeover Bid by BV

The Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Germanischer Lloyd AG advise their shareholders to reject the acquisition offer by Bureau Veritas. It would neither meet the needs of the Society and its 3,200 employees, nor be in the best interests of the shareholders themselves. After due examination and assessment of the purchase proposal, both bodies of the Society have issued a joint statement to the shareholders, detailing their reasons for rejecting the offer. The risks of the envisaged takeover by far outweigh any possible benefits. Executive Board Member Rainer Schöndube. The Supervisory Board too advises against accepting the offer.

TORM CFO Resigns

CFO and member of the Executive Board of TORM Roland M. Andersen tendered his resignation. Andersen will continue his normal duties on the Executive Board and leave the Company latest by the end of October 2013. The search process for a new CFO will be initiated immediately, TORM said. www.torm.com  

Reinert Joins MAN B&W Board

Large engine manufacturer MAN B&W Diesel AG of Augsburg is expanding its Executive Board. The company’s Supervisory Board has appointed Tage Reinert as a member of the Executive Board responsible for controlling. 1 September 2005 at the latest. The other members of the company’s Executive Board include the Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN AG, Håkan Samuelsson, who serves as working chairman, Fritz Pape as deputy chairman, Dr. Stefan Spindler, Dr. Peter Sunn Pedersen and Dr. Stephan Timmermann. Tage Reinert comes to the company from the Danish mobile telephone operator Sonofon in Copenhagen, where he served as Executive Vice-President and CFO from 1999 and more recently held the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a period of one year.

Tognum Appoints New Board Member

Effective 1 July 2012, Dr. Michael Haidinger (51) is to be the new member of the Executive Board of Tognum AG responsible for sales. This was decided by the company’s Supervisory Board at its meeting yesterday evening unanimously. He succeeds Peter Kneipp (52), who left the Executive Board at the end of February 2012 by mutual agreement to pursue a new professional challenge. Dr. Haidinger is currently President of Rolls-Royce Deutschland and a member of the Supervisory Board of Tognum AG.

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