Rail Freight: HHLA Rejigs Management Team


Press Release: The Supervisory Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistic AG (HHLA) made important personnel decisions at its meeting on 21 December 2018.

The committee agreed to extend the contract of CEO Angela Titzrath expiring on September 30, 2019 for five years until October 1, 2024.

“Under the leadership of Ms. Titzrath, HHLA has developed very successfully over the past two years. Despite a challenging environment, the company value was significantly increased. It is thanks to Ms. Titzrath that HHLA was able to maintain and expand its strong competitive position in its core business fields container handling and intermodal.

“In addition, she opened up the company for digitization, occupied new business areas and initiated a cultural change within the company, ” explained Supervisory Board Chairman,Prof.  Rüdiger Pit.

In addition, the Supervisory Board appointed Torben Seebold to the Executive Board of HHLA effective April 01, 2019.

The previous Federal Expert Group Leader Maritime Economy of the union verdi succeeds Heinz Brandt, who leaves the company at the end of March at his own request and retires.

“Following an intensive selection process, the Supervisory Board decided to appoint Mr. Seebold as the new HR Director of HHLA. We wish him every success for his responsible job, “explained Chairman of the Supervisory Board Prof. Pit.

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board Berthold Bose said on Mr. Seebold: “With Torben Seebold, a leader of the ver.di union, which has been closely associated with the maritime industry for many years, takes over responsibility at HHLA.

In his previous position as Federal Expert Group Leader Maritime Economics, he has gained a lot of experience in human resources issues. As negotiator, he has negotiated basic collective agreements with the Central Association of German Seaports. He is also well-connected internationally through his work as Maritime Coordinator,ITF Germany. We are convinced that Mr. Seebold will successfully manage the changes in the world of work at HHLA triggered by the digital transformation. “

Torben Seebold is 37 years old, married and the father of two children. After studying law at the University of Cologne and a legal traineeship in Wuppertal, he moved in 2010 to the trade union ver.di in Cologne. In March 2013 he became ver.di-Federal Group Leader Shipping. After the merger with the Federal Expert Group Harbors in 2014, he took over the management of the new ver.di Federal Expert Group Maritime Economics. He also performs tasks in international committees.

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