Global Fuel Purchasing, Director Green Fuels, Hapag-Lloyd AG

Michael started his career with Hapag-Lloyd in 1985 as an Engineer for Ship Operations (Master Mariner and Chief Engineer Licence).

After serving in various positions on board a large container vessel (Nautical and Technical Officer), he took over his first command as Captain in 2004.

In 2015, he joined the Fleet Management Department and was in charge of a project to sell and buy 16 “old ladies” for environmentally friendly recycling. In 2016 he established the ROB team as a central unit under the Purchasing & Supply department.

Michael was the project manager for the first conversion of a large container vessel to LNG and was responsible for the fuel conversion of the entire fleet towards 2020. He is currently Director of the Green Fuels Team, responsible for sourcing and securing future sustainable fuels for the entire Hapag-Lloyd fleet.