German shipping and logistics group Harren & Partner is strengthening its management team with Nils Aden joining the group as Managing Director on 01 May 2021.

To strengthen the management team on the company’s international growth path, Nils Aden will take on his role with a focus on the group’s global ship management services and strategic developments.

The Harren & Partner Group has significantly expanded its global services over recent years, with the acquisition of SAL Heavy Lift and cooperation with Bremer Bereederungsgesellschaft (BBG), as well as the recently formed joint venture with Jumbo Shipping.

“I am extremely pleased that Nils is becoming part of our team now. He has tremendous experience in the shipping industry and will bring enormous creativity and drive to this role,” explains Dr. Martin Harren, Managing Director of Harren & Partner. “We are convinced that getting Nils on board will put us in a very good position for the future. Together, we want to set new standards and develop our group further.”

Nils Aden joins with experience from leading roles in international ship management, transformation projects, M&A transactions and integration. In his previous assignments, he overlooked the merger of V.Ships and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt as Managing Director, led Zeaborn as CEO and transformed E.R. Schiffahrt as CEO into an international ship management player. “The 48-year-old brings more than two decades of know-how as an executive in the industry.”

Nils Aden says “Joining Harren & Partner is a very special moment for me – not only because I am re-joining some twenty years after starting my maritime career here, but especially because I find the global activities from ship owning and management to leading heavy lift services, complex industrial logistics and sustainable renewable energy projects to be fascinating. I am looking forward to working together with this highly motivated and skilled team to further develop the group’s long-term growth path. This is a very compelling organisation that I am proud to join, again.”

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