HHLA Confirm Exec Board Appointment


Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), a European port and transport logistics company, has decided to appoint its MD of Container Terminal Burchardkai GmbH, Jens Hansen, to the company’s Executive Board and COO position after an extensive Europe-wide selection process.

Hansen will succeed Dr. Stefan Behn on April 1, 2017, who is stepping down at the end of March after more than 20 years of successful work on the Executive Board.

Since January 2011, Hansen has been based at Burchardkai, initially as an authorised signatory and member of the management, and since August 2011 as MD of HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai GmbH.

As COO, Hansen will be in charge of Information Systems, Container Operations and Container Engineering.

Hansen began working at HHLA in December 2003 and was initially Head of Controlling at HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder GmbH before becoming Head of Controlling at HHLA Container Terminals GmbH.

As of January 2014, he has been responsible for the business of Service Center Burchardkai GmbH. The process to appoint Hansen’s successor as Managing Director of Container Terminal Burchardkai GmbH will begin promptly. The Executive Board of HHLA also includes Heinz Brandt, Labour Director, and Dr. Roland Lappin, CFO, Finance and Real Estate. 

Technical Paper: The Port of Hamburg – SmartPort 

Prof. Dr. Peer Witten, HHLA Chairman, said: “With the decision to go with an internal successor, the Supervisory Board is combining the expectation of continuity with strategic alignment for the future. We wish Mr. Hansen every success in his new role.”

Responsibility for Container Sales will be held by Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of the Executive Board, to create greater cooperation between the Sales division and the Intermodal segment and strengthening HHLA’s business.

Titzrath said: “I am very much looking forward to continuing the as always excellent working relationship with Mr. Hansen on HHLA’s Executive Board now. With his wide-ranging knowledge of technical, operational and financial matters and his proven skills in managing the staff at Burchardkai, he will enhance the work of the Executive Board and help to ensure HHLA’s continued successful development.”

Titzrath recently spoke out about the German Federal Administrative Court’s (FAC) ruling regarding the dredging of the lower and outer stretches of the River Elbe.

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