Hapag-Lloyd Extends CEO’s Contract


The advisory board of Hapag-Lloyd AG has unanimously approved the extension of Chief Executive Officer Rolf Habben Jansen for a further five years to March 31, 2024.

Chairman of the supervisory board, Michael Behrendt, said: “With Rolf Habben Jansen at the head, Hapag-Lloyd has further improved its position as a leading global liner shipping company in a challenging market environment and as an active driver of industry consolidation.

“The extension of his contract ensures continuity in the corporate management.

“We have thereby created the best conditions for the continuation of the successful course of Hapag-Lloyd. I am very much looking forward to our further cooperation.”

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This news comes after Hapag-Lloyd announced the reallocation of the Executive Board’s responsibilities — making Jansen responsible for global sales activities.

The reorganization of the executive board followed Hapag-Lloyd's merger with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) in 2017, which the company credits as boosting their operating results. 

Read more: Hapag-Lloyd Invests in West Africa

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