Dheeraj Bhatia to lead Hapag-Lloyd Terminal Holding
Dheeraj Bhatia has been based in Dubai as Senior Managing Director, Region Middle East, Hapag-Lloyd since 2018
The supervisory board of Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Dheeraj Bhatia to the company’s executive board effective January 1, 2024.
"He will also become CEO of the new Rotterdam-based Hapag-Lloyd Terminal Holding in which Hapag-Lloyd’s infrastructure holdings will be pooled," says an official release.
Bhatia has more than 20 years of experience in the container shipping business, and has held several international management positions including at Norasia Container Lines and CSAV, the release added. "In 2014, Bhatia joined Hapag-Lloyd as Managing Director and initially headed Area India. Since 2018, he has been based in Dubai and serving as Senior Managing Director of Region Middle East. At the same time, he has been a member of Hapag-Lloyd’s Executive Committee."
Michael Behrendt, Chairman, Hapag-Lloyd says: “With Dheeraj Bhatia’s appointment, we are gaining a proven expert in container shipping for the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd. Thanks to his international experience, the supervisory board is firmly convinced that the development, expansion and integration of our terminal portfolio will be in the best of hands.
"A new terminal & infrastructure portfolio will be established on the executive board. Bhatia will thus be the first Indian national as well as the fifth member of the executive board alongside CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, CIO/CHRO Donya-Florence Amer, CFO/CPO Mark Frese and COO Maximilian Rothkopf."