Rolf Habben Jansen



Rolf Habben Jansen was born on 27 August 1966 in Spijkenisse near Rotterdam.

He graduated in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1991. In the same year, he embarked on his career as a trainee at the former Dutch shipping company Royal Nedlloyd. He held a number of different positions both there and at the Swiss logistics firm Danzas, before the latter merged with DHL, the subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG.

From 2001, he was responsible at DHL for contract logistics for large parts of Europe, and from 2006 he was in charge of the services group’s 100 most important customers as Head of Global Customer Solutions. As Chief Executive Officer from 2009, he spent five years heading up the global logistics company Damco.

Rolf Habben Jansen was appointed member of the Hapag-Lloyd AG Executive Board in April 2014. He has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hapag-Lloyd AG since July 2014.

Alongside his native language, Rolf Habben Jansen speaks German and English fluently.

Sessions With Rolf Habben Jansen

Monday, 1 March

  • 12:55pm - 01:25pm (EST) / 01/mar/2021 05:55 pm - 01/mar/2021 06:25 pm

    Adapting To New Ocean Shipping Dynamics

    2021: Another Unpredictable Year Begins

    As 2021 began, huge uncertainty remained as to how the year will play out, not dissimilar to last spring when no one, not even leading economists, predicted the surge in volumes of household goods and PPE that by the end of 2020 had led to significant disruption throughout the supply chain. As 2021 began, with vaccine rollouts underway in multiple countries, events were starting to unfold quickly, yet that only added to the uncertainties. It’s unclear, for example, what economic impact the current second-wave lockdowns will have, how quickly vaccines will become available on a wide scale, how soon business travel will recover, and what the impact will be on container volumes and industry’s ability to restore normal equipment flows. In his TPM21 appearance, Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen will discuss his current thinking on the state of the market as of late February and what that tells us about how the year may play out.