Hapag-Lloyd extends CEO and CIO tenures

Hapag-Lloyd renews CEO and CHRO contracts

The Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG has approved the early renewal of CEO Rolf Habben Jansen’s contract, as well as Chief Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer (CIO/CHRO) Donya-Florence Amer’s contract.

According to Hapag-Lloyd, Jansen’s contract was initially set to expire on 31 March 2027 but has now been extended for five years, until 31 March 2029.

Furthermore, Donya-Florence Amer’s contract as CIO/CHRO has been extended for a further five years, until 31 January 2030.

Rolf Habben Jansen has been a member of the Executive Board since 1 April 2014, and CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG since 1 July 2014.

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Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG, said: “Rolf Habben Jansen has been doing an excellent job for Hapag-Lloyd for almost a decade. During this time, he has continuously evolved the company strategically, significantly internationalised it and kept it safely on a growth course despite occasionally rough seas.

“By renewing the appointment of Rolf Habben Jansen, the Supervisory Board is focusing on continuity and is at the same time convinced that this will make an important contribution to the continued success story of Hapag-Lloyd.”

Amer was appointed to the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG as CIO on 1 February 2022. She has been the CHRO since 1 May 2022.

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Behrendt added: “Over the past two years, Donya-Florence Amer and her teams have played a key role in advancing the company’s strategically important digital transformation in all business areas.

“In addition, she has successfully instituted important changes in human resources and anchored the Hapag-Lloyd Academy as a global hub for training and continuing education within the company. Our industry is in the midst of a profound transformation, so having the right people with the right skills on board is of very crucial importance to us.”

Recently, Hapag-Lloyd published its annual report for 2023, which conveys a significant decrease in earnings.

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