Nils Aden joins Harren & Partner Group as MD

German shipping and logistics group Harren & Partner is strengthening its management team with Nils Aden joining the group as Managing Director on 1 May 2021.

The Harren & Partner Group has significantly expanded its services over recent years, growing its global presence even further with the acquisition of SAL Heavy Lift and cooperation with Bremer Bereederungsgesellschaft (BBG), as well as the recently formed joint venture with Jumbo Shipping. To strengthen the management team on this international growth path, Nils Aden will resume his role with a focus on the group’s global ship management services and strategic developments.

“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,” explained 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.”

Aden joins with a wealth of 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.

Aden said, “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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