Rolf Habben Jansen



Rolf Habben Jansen was born on 27 August 1966 in Spijkenisse near Rotterdam.

He graduated in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1991. In the same year, he embarked on his career as a trainee at the former Dutch shipping company Royal Nedlloyd. He held a number of different positions both there and at the Swiss logistics firm Danzas, before the latter merged with DHL, the subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG.

From 2001, he was responsible at DHL for contract logistics for large parts of Europe, and from 2006 he was in charge of the services group’s 100 most important customers as Head of Global Customer Solutions. As Chief Executive Officer from 2009, he spent five years heading up the global logistics company Damco.

Rolf Habben Jansen was appointed member of the Hapag-Lloyd AG Executive Board in April 2014. He has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hapag-Lloyd AG since July 2014.

Alongside his native language, Rolf Habben Jansen speaks German and English fluently.

Sessions With Rolf Habben Jansen

Thursday, 24 June

  • 10:10am - 10:55am (CET) / 24/jun/2021 08:10 am - 24/jun/2021 08:55 am


    Keynote: The Century of Africa


    This is the Century of Africa. With 1.3 billion people and its rich natural resources, Africa has unlimited growth opportunities. Yet sea-to-land supply chain connectivity, both physically and digitally, still remains problematic in many parts of the continent. What role should Africa’s revitalised ports sector play to help unleash the continent’s true potential? Can the sector help convert Africa from a natural resource exporter and low-value import trader into a new global power?