Jens-Michael Arndt, born 1964, Managing Director and Partner of Bereederungsgesellschaft, started his shipping career in 1983 with a London based ship broker. He joined Vogemann 2003 with extensive financial and operational shipping experience from different positions in the German shipping industry such as dry cargo operation with Hamburg based operator Coreck Maritime and container liner services with Hamburg Süd. He has further been MD of many ship-KG companies and is a member of the Hamburg FFA board. He graduated from Technische Universität Berlin as “Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur”, the German equivalent of MBA with a thesis on freight forwards and MEng with a thesis on speed/consumption valuation. Mr. Arndt became partner in 2008.
Roland Hensel, born 1955, Managing Director and Partner, has more than 30 years of chartering experience. He started his shipping career in 1972 as apprentice with a small Coaster ship owner in Hamburg. In 1976 he joint a local broking house and got introduced to the deep-sea trade, serving mainly international grain trading houses. 1984 he left for Vogemann to continue in the same trade with the same base of customers. Mr. Hensel became Partner in 1992.
Frank Jensen, born 1968, Partner of H. Vogemann GmbH, has 20 years of shipping and chartering experience. He started as apprentice for T.C. Christensen in Denmark. After a traineeship in England he came to Germany to work as chartering broker for a Hamburg based broking company. He joined H. Vogemann in 1995 where he became partner in 2008.
Markus Lange, born 1964, started his banking career 1985 at Hamburgische Landesbank. He graduated from Univerity as a Diplomkaufmann and joint Deloitte and Touche in 1992 as a financial auditor. In 1994 he rejoined the world leading shipping bank Hamburgische Landesbank . After the merger with LB Kiel he was responsible for the whole domestic clients of HSH-Nordbank AG and became deputy Head of Global Shipping in 2004. He joined Bereederungsgesellschaft H. Vogemann in April 2008 as a Managing Director and Partner.
Thorsten Meier, born 1978, Managing Director of KG Reederei Roth GmbH & Co., studied Naval Architecture in Bremen, Germany. Since 2002 he worked for several companies in maritime business as Meyer Yard in Papenburg, Lürssen Yard in Bremen and the emission house Hannover Leasing in Munich. In 2008 he started an international traineeship at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Hamburg and worked until 2009 as a manager at the segment Business Development and Strategy for Europe and Asia. Mr. Meier became MD of Reederei Roth in 2009.
Ulrich Paulsdorf, born 1961, Managing Director of Wallem Germany. After having graduated from University of Victoria - British Columbia with a Master in Applied Economics he started shipping with Hamburg Süd in 1990. In 2011, he left Reederei Karl Schlüter as Managing Director and became MD of Wallem Germany.
Lars Rudebeck, born 1967 finished his apprenticeship in Kolding, Denmark in 1990, whereafter he moved to Hamburg to work for a coastal shipowner, followed by a position as Chartering Manager for an Operator in Singapore. In 1995 Mr Rudebeck moved back to Hamburg to work for Chartering & Marine Service GmbH (part of the Komrowski group), where he later became Managing Director. He joined Vogemann in 2003 as senior chartering broker and became partner in 2009.
Axel Steffen, born 1964, has around 13 years of shipping experience. After received an MBA and a lawyer degree ha started his career with today´s HSH Bank. Afterwards he spent 8 years with the Hansa Treuhand Group as Board Member of the Holding. He joined the Vogemann Group in 2012 as Managing Director of the Holding.
Claus Tessmann, born 1949, Managing Director and major shareholder, has more than 40 years agency and operational shipping experience. He started his shipping career with 19 years as Apprentice at Orient Frachtkontor Mosny & Co. GmbH (founder of United Shipping Agency) and continued with U.S.A. where he became partner and later on owner. 2001 U.S.A. merged with the Vogemann Group.
Udo Wiese, born 1950, Managing Director and major shareholder, has more than 40 years of chartering, financial and operational shipping experience. Having started his career at the age of 18 as apprentice at Vogemann he earned himself a leading position in the German Dry Bulk Industry. In 1978 he became the youngest ever Partner in the company. Since 2001 he has led the company back into ship-owning and ship-management.
Alan Woo, born 1962, Managing Director and Partner, has more than 20 years of chartering experience. He started his dry bulk shipping career in 1985 with a German Ship Owner and joined Vogemann in 1988 as senior chartering broker. Mr. Woo became Partner in 2000.