Jens is Chairman of the German Ship Suppliers Association (Verband Deutscher Schiffsausrüster e.V.) and member of its board since 2011. The German Ship Suppliers Association represents companies supplying commercial ships of all types including cruise ships with provisions, stores, technical products and almost anything else a ship needs for its operation.
Jens is also Managing Director at Wilhelm Rump KG (GmbH & Co.), a technical ship supplier providing several services such as engine repair and spare parts supply to shipping companies worldwide including renowned international cruise companies.
Previously he was the Director of the Navigation Business Division at Transas, a world-leading provider of IT solutions and services for the maritime industry, now part of Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions. Prior to this, Jens held a top management position in the Seven Seas Group, a global maritime services group specializing in the provision of general ship supplies, technical spare parts and other services. He started his maritime career as Naval Officer in the German Navy.
Jens strongly believes in the scientific call for immediate action to reduce human influence on climate change. He feels the need to develop smart, sensible and sustainable solutions with a reasonable impact on various complex issues instead of implementing and celebrating pseudo measures.