The Board of Directors of the Association of German Shipowners (VDR) elected Dr. Gaby Bornheim as a president of the association, marking its first women president in its 114-year history.
amely, Gaby Bornheim, managing director of Peter Döhle Schiffahrts is taking over from Captain Alfred Hartmann, at one of the world’s largest national shipowning organisations.
“I am very pleased about the choice of Dr. Bornheim “, said the outgoing President Alfred Hartmann:” I am sure my successor will lead the association excellently and will continue to vigorously represent the interests of German merchant shipping nationally and internationally. ”
To remind, the Association of German Shipowners represents the common economic and socio-political interests of the German shipping companies at federal and state level as well as towards European and international bodies.
“I would like to thank the Board of Directors for its trust,” said Dr. Gaby Bornheim after the election: “The tasks ahead of us are great, for example in decarbonisation, in creating enthusiasm among young people for career prospects in shipping, but also in strengthening the competitiveness of Germany as a shipping location vis-à-vis the competition abroad. “
Overall, the new VDR President emphasized:
Together with the new federal government, the VDR and its member companies will tackle these challenges quickly and proactively. The past year has shown us all: Germany needs shipping and well-functioning sea trade routes. We will provide impetus to continue to operate climate-friendly and competitive German shipping in the future with excellent and future-oriented sea and land personnel.