Hamburg Süd’s CCO to retire
Frank Smet, CCO of Hamburg Süd, will be retiring at the end of March after roughly 27 years with the company. Smet, who has been working in the shipping industry for over 40 years – including in Brazil, Chile, Australia and Hong Kong – has been a member of Hamburg Süd’s management board since 2012. He was initially responsible for network, operations and logistics before assuming responsibility for sales and customer service in 2017.
“When Smet retires, we will be saying goodbye to a shipping man who is highly esteemed worldwide, who knows the business better than almost anyone else, and who has achieved a whole lot for Hamburg Süd,” says Arnt Vespermann, CEO of Hamburg Süd.
For example, Smet was involved in several acquisitions and integrations, and he was instrumental in driving forward the rapid growth of the shipping company. In the future, CEO Vespermann will be responsible for customer relations as well. (mw)