The Presidential Committee is one of VDR’s main management and control bodies. It is made up of the President and up to five other members. In addition, the Chief Executive Director of the VDR may also be elected member of the Presidential Committee.
The Board of Directors elects the President and the other members of the Presidential Committee from its own ranks.
Dr Gaby Bornheim has been elected as President of the VDR on 2 December 2021.
Dr Gaby Bornheim (President)
Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, Hamburg
Schiffahrtsgesellschaft Oltmann mbH & Co. KG, Stade
Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler und Reederei GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
Dr Maximilian Rothkopf
Chief Operating Officer
Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hamburg
Nikolaus H. Schües
Reederei F. Laeisz GmbH, Rostock
Dr Arnt Vespermann
CPO Containerschiffsreederei (GmbH & Co.) KG, Hamburg