Maximilian Rothkopf now Hapag-Lloyd COO
Hapag-Lloyd’s supervisory board has appointed Maximilian Rothkopf to its executive board, effective 1 May 2019. On 1 July, he will become the new COO, replacing Anthony J. Firmin, who will retire on 30 June.
Rothkopf, who holds a master's degree and a doctorate in business administration, has been a partner and member of the global travel, transport and logistics leadership team at McKinsey & Company since 2014.
As COO of Hapag-Lloyd, he will assume operational responsibility for the global shipping business and advance the implementation of the company’s “Strategy 2023”, among other things.
Michael Behrendt, chairman of Hapag-Lloyd’s supervisory board, declared: “With Rothkopf, we are bringing on board a proven and internationally experienced logistics expert who is familiar with the company and given it a lot of strategic advice during his time as a consultant.” (mw)