Ulf Holländer commenced his career as an audit assistant and auditor at Dr. W Schlage & Co Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft in Hamburg (1984-1987). Succeedingly, during 1987-2000, he work at shipping group Hamburg Süd and affiliated companies in Australia and the U.S. Positions included financial controller at Columbus Overseas Services Pty. (1990-1992), commercial director at Columbus Line USA Inc. (1992-1996) and head of Hamburg Süd’s finance and accounting department (1997-2000). Mr. Holländer was CFO of MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital AG (2000-2015) before assuming the role as CEO in 2015.
Mr. Holländer holds a commerce degree from the University of Hamburg.Close
Dr. Axel Schroeder has held various positions within the MPC Group since 1990, including engagements in MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital AG (“MPC Capital”) from its infancy in 1994. He functioned as the company’s CEO from 1999 to 2015, during which period MPC Capital was listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (2000). Since 2015, Dr. Schroeder has chaired MPC Capital’s Supervisory Board. Moreover, he is managing partner of MPC Münchmeyer Petersen & Co. GmbH, MPC Participia GmbH and CSI Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH.
Dr. Schroeder studied Economics and Social Science at the University of Hamburg (1985-1990) followed by a doctorate (1993).Close
Pia Meling joined the Board of Directors in December 2022. She is a highly accomplished Norwegian business executive with significant financial, ESG, and managerial experience within the shipping and maritime sectors. Her experience includes senior positions with Klaveness Group, Clean Marine AS, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, and Massterly AS. Mrs. Meling is currently the Managing Director of Grieg Green AS. She is also a member of the Ocean Portfolio Board at the Research Council of Norway and serves on the Board of Directors of port operator Westport AS, as well as the listed Norwegian cleantech company TECO 2030 ASA.
Mrs. Meling holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).Close
Ellen Hanetho was an analyst and senior associate at the investment bank division of Goldman Sachs International Ltd. (1997-2002) and subsequently investment manager and later partner at Credo Partners AS (2003-2012). At present, she serves as CEO of Frigaard Invest AS (part of the Frigaard Group) and board member of Kongsberg Automotive ASA, Fearnley Securities AS and Stokke Industri AS, among others.
Mrs. Hanetho holds a BSBA in Business and Administration from Boston University and an MBA from Solvay Business School.Close
Peter Frederiksen has served as a member of the Sounding Board of the Company since 2019, has extensive background in the shipping sector and currently serves on the board for several shipping and maritime companies. He has previously held management and board positions at Hamburg Süd for 9 years and at Maersk Line for 25 years.
Frederiksen has completed the A.P. Møller Maersk Shipping Education and attended several Executive Development Programmes at INSEAD and Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management.Close