New impact technologies for bigger, seagoing ships
EVP Sea Logistics Kuehne+Nagel
Otto Schacht has over 40 years of international transportation and logistics experience. He
was appointed Executive Vice President of Global Sea Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel
International AG in September 2011 and has served as Member of its Management Board
since 2011. Mr. Schacht has global responsibility for the company’s Sea Logistics business
unit which provides innovative solutions to customers in 100 countries.
As a „climate advocate“, he is also personally strongly committed to sustainable businesses
and a driver of Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon initiatives, supporting the corporate culture
of sustainable behaviour within Kuehne+Nagel and at the same time the concept of
sustainability reflected in transport solutions, e.g. by using new digital platforms to emit
significantly less CO2.
Previous to his current role, Mr. Schacht was Senior Vice President of Global Sea Logistics at
Kuehne+Nagel Group from 1999 to 2011. He has a well-balanced perspective of the shipping
industry, having worked for Hapag-Lloyd cargo container shipping line in various positions
from 1978 to 1997, including three years as United States Posting and Trade Manager Far
Rolf Habben Jansen was born on 27 August 1966 in Spijkenisse near Rotterdam.
He graduated in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1991. In the same year, he embarked on his career as a trainee at the former Dutch shipping company Royal Nedlloyd. He held a number of different positions both there and at the Swiss logistics firm Danzas, before the latter merged with DHL, the subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG.
From 2001, he was responsible at DHL for contract logistics for large parts of Europe, and from 2006 he was in charge of the services group’s 100 most important customers as Head of Global Customer Solutions. As Chief Executive Officer from 2009, he spent five years heading up the global logistics company Damco.
Rolf Habben Jansen was appointed member of the Hapag-Lloyd AG Executive Board in April 2014. He has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hapag-Lloyd AG since July 2014.
President, Marine & Offshore North Europe, Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Markus, born 1967 in Hamburg, 4 Children has 30 years of shipping experience. Starting as shipbroker working in London, H.K. and US, spent almost 20 years of senior management and board positions in leading ship owning, financing and ship management companies in Hamburg. With a focus on all commercial management aspects, customer relations and business development. [He has been involved in the over 100 newbuilding projects, chartering, insurance as well as shiprecycling.] Since 2020 President Lloyd’s Register EMEA in Hamburg.
Sofia Fürstenberg Stott started FMA in 2017. A micro-consultancy, FMA develops and implements ESG strategies for smaller shipowners and adjacent stakeholders. FMA are members of Getting To Zero Coalition and advisors to the Ammonia Energy Association, and in various outfits supporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
Sofia has previously lead innovation programmes at Maersk, developed pioneering exhibitions and conferences for Nor-Shipping, and advised shipowners on greener solutions, with DNV. She has more than 15 years experience in the shipping industry, having worked and lived in Oslo, Singapore and Copenhagen. She co-chairs WISTA Tech & Futures Committee and is Board member of WISTA Sweden. She has a background as Chemical Engineer from Lund Institute of Technology, and is a 2015 graduate of the Blue MBA, Copenhagen Business School.