Rolf Habben Jansen has been the chief executive officer of Hapag-Lloyd AG since 2014. Habben Jansen embarked on his career as a trainee at the former Dutch shipping company Royal Nedlloyd in 1991 and held several different positions both there and at the Swiss logistics firm Danzas before the latter merged with DHL, the subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG. While at DHL, from 2001 he was responsible 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, Habben Jansen spent five years heading up the global logistics company Damco. He was appointed member of the Hapag-Lloyd AG executive board in April 2014 and became CEO three months later. Habben Jansen holds a degree in economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Alongside his native language, he speaks German and English fluently.