German owner/operator Zeaborn has announced that its co-founder, Ove Meyer, has resigned as managing director from all operating Zeaborn and Zeamarine subsidiaries with immediate effect. Meyer will remain managing partner of Zeaborn Holding.
“It has been more than six exciting and intense years, during which we built up Zeaborn through takeovers, mergers and post-merger integrations into a globally active shipping company in commercial and technical management. With Dominik Stehle, Nicki Schumacher and Frank Fischer at Zeamarine, as well as Rob Grool, Michael Brandhoff and Erik Kruse at Zeaborn Ship Management, we have been able to attract and retain some outstanding managers, who have now taken the executive helm,” said Meyer.
“In particular, the integration of Zeamarine, which I accompanied as owner’s representative, has moved forward at a significant pace. This is now a good time to withdraw from the operational business. Over the next few months, I will be taking a break to look after some other important matters that have been short-changed over the past couple of years. Thereafter, I will pursue some new challenges,” Meyer added, explaining his resignation.
Zeaborn was established in April 2013 and the company currently owns a fleet of 38 vessels.
In May, Zeaborn made a major acquisition, moving into the tanker segment by buying out Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers) the tanker management subsidiary of Offen Group.