The Board of Management

Our Board of Management is responsible for running the company and represents our corporation in dealings with third parties. The Board consists of six members and, in the interests of the company as well as the stakeholder approach, is bound to the goal of sustainably increasing the enterprise value.

Frank Dreeke (born in 1959) has more than three decades of global managerial experience in the port and logistics industries. He was appointed to the Board of Management from the Supervisory Board at the beginning of 2013 and took the chair on June 1. His other areas of responsibility include corporate strategy, corporate communications, and transport policy.

Jens Bieniek (born in 1964) is qualified as "Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur" (with an industrial engineering degree) and has been with the company since 1999. As company authorized signatory, since 2002 he has headed investment management as well as the areas of finance and management accounting. Jens Bieniek has been a member of the Board of Management as CFO since June 1, 2013.

Michael Blach (born in 1964) is an internationally-experienced port and shipping manager, most recently as Vice-president of Key Client Management at A.P. MØller-Maersk Group. He has been a member of the Board of Management since June 1, 2013, and is responsible for the Automobile division.

Emanuel Schiffer (born in 1951), engineer and business economist, occupied management positions in Bremerhaven early on. He was appointed to the BLG Board of Management in 1995 and, since 1999, he has also been Chairman of the Group Management Board in EUROGATE.

Dieter Schumacher (born in 1955), who has a degree in Economics, was nominated by the Supervisory Board as Industrial Relations Director and a member of the BLG Board of Management, effective as of January 1, 2016.

He has held management positions in Human Resources for more than 30 years and joined BLG as Human Resources Manager and general proxy holder in January 2000.

Jens Wollesen (born in 1967) is qualified as „Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur“ (with an industrial engineering degree) and assumes responsibility for the Contract Logistics Division effective as of July 1, 2016. Before he was a member of the Executive Board at Kühne + Nagel Germany, responsible for contract logistics in Germany and Switzerland and for real estate, as well as being a member of the Executive Board of Stute Logistics.