New managing director at Seaports of Niedersachsen
Timo Schön to succeed Inke Onnen-Lübben as managing director of the port marketing company
On 1 August 2018, Timo Schön, after winding up a number of current projects, will take up his new post as managing director of the board of Seaports of Niedersachsen. The 41-year old is a trained shipping merchant and started his career at the Bremen liner agency Karl Geuther. From 2012 to 2015, he was in charge of the Baltic Sea business for the Hamburg-based tramp shipbroker Frachtkontor Junge, and has since then led its German agencies from Rostock.
The director of the supervisory board of Seaports of Niedersachsen, Karsten Dirks, noted the following: “Timo Schön is an internationally recognized expert for ports and ships with a large business network; he is assuming a leading role at Seaports of Niedersachsen GmbH. Coming from his previous employments, he will bring to Seaports great expertise in port marketing, boardroom work and business networking, not to mention administration and politics.”
Timo Schön added: “I’m happy about the trust the board has placed in me and am looking forward to the new challenges this new task will bring with it. I will concentrate on further expanding the already well-functioning port industry in Lower Saxony.”
The previous managing director of Seaports, Inke Onnen-Lübben, left the company on 30 April 2018 at her own request and will soon assume a new role in the industry.
Apart from Timo Schön, Felix Jahn will continue in his role as vice managing director of Seaports of Niedersachsen, a public-private partnership between the private port industry of Lower Saxony and the Lower Saxon Ministry of Trade, Labour, Transport and Digitalization. The company is tasked with marketing the services of the ports located in Lower Saxony on a national and international level.
The HWG, as a member of Seaports of Niedersachsen, also welcomes the new managing director. HWG managing director Hans-Peter Zint said: “I congratulate [Timo Schön] on his new position and am convinced that the cooperation between HWG and Seaports will continue as well as before.”