Rob joined Zeaborn Ship Management in 2019 bringing with him close to forty years of ship management experience in both third-party ship management companies and ship owning companies worldwide. After playing his part in building up a shipping and trading company in Saudi Arabia and thereafter working as technical director with Van Nievelt Goudriaan in Rotterdam, he was with Hanseatic Shipping Co in Cyprus for eleven years as technical director and joint managing director before moving to Hong Kong to become group managing director of Wallem – shipmanagement, ship agencies, shipbroking, with a fleet of 350 ships in management. In Seaspan Ship Management in Vancouver and Hong Kong, the largest containership-leasing company in the world, he was responsible for all aspects of the ships’ management.
CFO OF ZEABORN SHIP MANAGEMENT
Erik joined Zeaborn Ship Management (former E.R. Schiffahrt) in 2007 was appointed to the management board in 2015. As a chief financial officer, he is responsible for all commercial activities since 2018. This includes, besides human resources and IT, accounting, finance, and controlling. He is in charge of all cooperations and negotiations with banks and auditors, liquidity management, reporting, and cost control of Zeaborn Ship Management and all the single-ship companies managed. A banker by training and a graduate in commerce. Erik started his career in finance and group controlling with Jungheinrich AG, well known for its logistic solutions. He has also been head of finance for the shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and head of interest rate and currency management with the Hamburg issuing house HCI.