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People on the move – new Managing Director for Kenya Ports Authority

Dr Daniel Manduku has been appointed Managing Director of Kenya Ports Authority; Pierre Timmermans appointed to Main Board of DB Cargo; Pedersen appointed CEO of Port of Esbjerg

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Dr Daniel Manduku has been appointed Managing Director of Kenya Ports Authority. He held the post of Acting Managing Director since June this year, after Catherine Muturi-Wairi was sent on compulsory leave.

 

Royal Arctic Line A/S has decided to add two new members to the Executive Board. Aviaja Lyberth Lennert has been appointed as Deputy Director to CEO Verner Hammeken as of January 2019, while continuing in her position as Director of Arctic Uniaq Line. Peter Christoffersen will join the Executive Board by virtue of his role as CFO.

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Oslo, Norway: Ulrich Müller resigned from his post as CEO of Belships ASA, the Norwegian bulk ship operator and ship management company on 13th December. The Board of Directors has started working to find a new CEO and Müller will remain in his current position until a new CEO is in place.

 

Dennis Jul Pedersen has been appointed CEO of the Port of Esbjerg, with effect from April 2019, replacing Ole Ingrisch, who is retiring in February. Pedersen is joining the port from one of its leading customers, NSG Wind.

 

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Pierre Timmermans

Frankfurt am Main, Germany: DB Cargo is making changes to its Management Board. Pierre Timmermans is the new Board Member for Sales and Marketing with effect from 1st April, 2019. His former roles include CEO of Czech rail freight operator AWT and CEO of PSA International. His predecessor, Raimund Stüer, left the Group on 30th November. Marek Staszek, currently CEO of DB Cargo Polska, will move to the Management Board of the parent company on 1st February. He was formerly CFO at PCC Rail SA and CEO at PTKiGK in Rybnik. Michael Anslinger, the current Member of the Management Board for Production, will take on new responsibilities at the DB Group.

 

Timofey Vladimirovich Khryapov has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Russia’s United Wagon Company. He took up his duties on 21st December. He replaces Roman Savushkin, who was among the founders of UWC and headed the company since 2012. He will remain on the Company’s Board and will be responsible for strategic development of the holding. Khryapov has a wide field of experience in industry and finance. He joined UWC from ARETI International Group, where he was Chairman of the Management Board and First VP.

 

Heiko Maly has been appointed Managing Director of the Ports of Magdeburg with effect from 1st January 2019, replacing Karl Heinz Ehrhardt, who is retiring.

 

Holger Strack, presently joint CEO, will in future act as the single CEO of Zeaborn Ship Management and will be responsible for all future third party ship management as of 1st January 2019. Nils Aden, the other joint CEO, will leave the group at his own request by the end of 2018. Also leaving, by May 2019, is Isabelle Rickmers, Managing Director, Business Development, Key Accounts and Strategic Purchases will leave Zeaborn by the end of May 2019. Zeaborn Ship Management was formed after the takeover of E R Schiffahrt in March by Zeaborn Group earlier this year.

 

Hamburg. Germany: Torben Seebold has been appointed to the Executive Board of HHLA as of 1st April 2019. Previously National Chairman of the Maritime Economy group of the ver.di trade union, Seebold will succeed Labour Director Heinz Brandt, who will leave the company at his own request when he retires at the end of March. Separately, the Supervisory Board has extended the contract of CEO Angela Titzrath, which was due to expire on 30th September 2019, for a further five years to the end of September 2024.

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Mary Beth Long and (R) Meredith Martino

Shahid Ali has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Office of Maldives Ports Limited. He was previously Managing Director at State Trading Organization.

 

The Autonomous Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) has appointed Josep Maria Cruset as the new president of the Port Authority of Tarragona. He replaces Josep Andreu, who had been in post since 2011.

 

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has announced some internal promotions. Mary Beth Long has been promoted to Vice President, External Affairs, and Maredith Martino has been promoted to Vice President, Member Engagement.

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