About the Council

Rolf Habben Jansen

Rolf Habben Jansen

Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
Hapag-Lloyd AG

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 and 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 logisitcs 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. In 2009, he joined the global logistics company Damco and spent five years leading it as the company's Chief Executive Officer.

Rolf Habben Jensen 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.

Rolf Habben Jensen is married and has two childen. In addition to his native language, he speaks German and English fluently.


Operating for more than 160 years, Hapag-Lloyd is among the leading liner shipping companies of the world. The company operates about 115 modern ships and transports 5.5 million containers (TEU) in a year, employing over 7,100 staff at 320 locations in 130 countries, all networked through a sophisticated IT system.

Hapag-Lloyd offers about 80 liner services between all continents, a vessel fleet with a total capacity of approximately 470,000 TEU as well as a container stock of more than one million TEU, including one of the world's largest reefer container fleets.

The owners of Hapag-Lloyd are the Albert Ballin consortium (56.67%, consisting of the City of Hamburg, Kühne Holding AG, Signal Iduna, HSH Nordbank, M.M. Warburg Bank and HanseMerkur) and the TUI AG (43.33%).