Release Date: 09 June 2008
Release ID: 1475
Michael Hassing (49) has been appointed the new CEO of Scandlines GmbH as from 1 June 2008. Before that Michael Hassing lived in London for 7 years where he among other duties was the CEO of Samskip, he was responsible for global development, acquisitions and international logistics.
Previously, Michael Hassing was a director at AP Møller-Mærsk in London, where his main areas of responsibility included logistics, intermodal transport and shipping in the liner agency, as well as the offshore area.
The owners of the German-Danish shipping company Scandlines GmbH, i.e. Allianz Capital Partners, 3i Group and Deutsche Seereederei GmbH, already explained when taking over Scandlines in August 2007 that their aim is to develop the company further and endeavour to float it on the stock exchange.
“On account of his many years of international experience, I am convinced that Michael Hassing has the necessary competence to successfully realise these objectives together with the present management team ”, says Jan Stenberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Scandlines GmbH.
As from now, the Board of Directors at Scandlines comprises Michael Hassing (CEO), John Steen-Mikkelsen (COO) and Andreas Lübs (CFO).
The Scandlines shipping company operates 9 routes between Germany, Denmark and Sweden, as well as to the Baltic States and Finland and has a workforce of approximately 2,400 German and Danish staff.
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