Maritime Round Table

An OAV Young Leaders Initiative

The OAV Young Leaders Maritime Round Table provides a closed platform for the discussion of current as well as future opportunities and challenges of the logistics sector and the maritime industry with relations to the Asia-Pacific region. The aim is to promote the exchange between all interested OAV Young Leaders, to expand their own network and to share experiences and ideas from their daily Asian business. The aim is to meet regularly with industry representatives, executives and renowned representatives from the maritime industry to exchange ideas across companies and engage in direct dialogue. The OAV YL Maritime Round Table thrives on the engagement of each individual and encourages initiative and spontaneity.

The first meeting of the OAV Young Leaders Maritime Round Table was held on March 24, 2021 in the digital space with a keynote speech on current developments in the shipping industry in China. Lars Anke, as Chief Representative Asia at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG covered the current corona situation in China, the economic situation and current challenges of the maritime industry.

The OAV YL Maritime Round Table was created and developed under the leadership of Alexander Oldenburg, OAV Young Leaders Regional Spokesperson for Northern Germany, together with the OAV Young Leaders Jannes Elfgen, Lisa Gathen, Vanessa Lasarczyk and Johannes Winkler.

Alexander Oldenburg is a member of the Global China Desk at KPMG AG and specialises in transaction advisory and the complex valuation of companies. In addition to the real estate sector, the maritime sector and shipping play a particularly important role for him.

Jannes Elfgen

My name is Jannes Elfgen and I am head of Portfolio Management in the Port Estate division at the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA). In this role, I am responsible for the strategic development of the port areas (land and water).

Vanessa Lasarczyk

I am Vanessa Lasarczyk and work in sales at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA). There I am responsible for market and competition monitoring in container shipping and I am looking forward to the exchange within the framework of the Maritime Round Table!

Johannes Winkler

My name is Johannes Winkler and I am Managing Director at Art-Invest Alternative Assets GmbH. The focus of our investment activities is on the maritime sector. The Maritime Round Table offers excellent opportunities to expand one's industry network.

Lisa Gathen

My name is Lisa Gathen and I joined Hapag-Lloyd in 2019 as Communications Manager for the Northern Europe region. We might still know each other from the Young Leaders Forum of the "Hamburg Summit", which I was in charge of before my change. I look forward to seeing you (again) at the Maritime Round Table!

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