Member of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG
Ulrich Kranich was born on March 10th 1950 in Hamburg. After training as a forwarding professional, he studied business management in Bremen from 1972, graduating in 1974.
Ulrich Kranich has been with Hapag-Lloyd since 1975, serving in various positions in Germany and other countries, particularly in the cost management and controlling areas, as well as assuming responsibility for the profit centers of various trades.
He was appointed Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd Container Linie GmbH in 1997 where he was responsible for the entire fleet expansion and for the controlling of ship and container costs worldwide. In 2005, he was put in charge of group finances and granted general power of attorney.
Ulrich Kranich was appointed to the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG with effect from July 1st, 2006. Within this position he was responsible for the group financial area, including HR and IT.
As of June 2008 Ulrich Kranich has taken over the responsibility for the global shipping business.