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Hapag-Lloyd appoints Maximilian Rothkopf as its new chief operating officer

GERMAN shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Maximilian Rothkopf as its new chief operating officer, replacing company veteran Anthony Firmin, who at 65 is set to retire on June 30

Hapag-Lloyd appoints Maximilian Rothkopf as its new chief operating officer

GERMAN shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Maximilian Rothkopf as its new chief operating officer, replacing company veteran Anthony Firmin, who at 65 is set to retire on June 30

15 January 2019 - 19:00

GERMAN shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Maximilian Rothkopf as its new chief operating officer, replacing company veteran Anthony Firmin, who at 65 is set to retire on June 30.

Thirty-eight-year-old Dr Rothkopf will start his new job on July 1. He has been a partner at consultant McKinsey & Company since 2014, a member of its global travel, transport and logistics leadership team, after joining the firm in 2005.



As an executive board member at Hapag-Lloyd, he will assume responsibility for the global shipping business and advance the implementation of the company's 'Strategy 2023'.



Chairman Michael Behrendt said: 'With Maximilian Rothkopf, we are bringing on board a proven and internationally experienced logistics expert who is familiar with Hapag-Lloyd and has already given the company much strategic advice during his time as a consultant in the past three years. We are very much looking forward to working with him.



'At the same time, we would like to sincerely thank Anthony Firmin for his enormous commitment. For more than two decades, he has contributed to the company's success, such as with his invaluable efforts to implement two mergers and the IPO during his five years as a member of the executive board.'



The other members of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG are Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nicolas Burr and Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer (CPO) Joachim Schlotfeldt, reports UK's The Loadstar.


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