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DNV GL – Maritime appoints new Area Business Development Manager in Germany

The German Maritime industry is undergoing a period of rapid transformation. Digitalization and decarbonization are the grand challenges of our time, and they require increased collaboration between all industry stakeholders. To address the current challenges and to help the German Maritime industry’s transition to a greener and more efficient future, DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has appointed Rasmus Stute as Area Germany Business Development Manager.

“I am delighted to welcome Rasmus to our team – he is an excellent addition to our organization,” says Jörg Langkabel, Area Manager Germany, DNV GL – Maritime. “As the former Director of the Global Containership Excellence Centre in Hamburg, he brings a wealth of technical know-how and a clear understanding of the complex challenges facing the German shipping industry.”

In his new role, Mr Stute will be based in Hamburg and will head the local Key Account Manager team, tasked with fostering customer engagement in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, while further strengthening the company’s offerings in one of its home markets.

“Whether it is the challenge of adapting to the wave of digitalization sweeping the industry or the incoming regulations designed to reduce emissions, it has never been more important for our customers to be able to easily reach out to technical specialists,” says Rasmus Stute, Area Germany Business Development Manager at DNV GL – Maritime. “Our maritime headquarters in Hamburg offers our key German customers and stakeholders the unique benefit of having over 600 maritime experts right on their doorsteps. And being able to connect our customers with this wealth of knowledge is one of the things that makes working at DNV GL such a rewarding experience.”

Mr Stute has worked for DNV GL for the past 17 years. A naval architect, he graduated from the University of Duisburg and the Danish Technical University, he has held several positions at DNV GL, including being responsible for service alignment between Europe and Asia, and heading the Offshore Service Vessels Department. In 2012, Mr Stute moved to Shanghai as Head of the Approval Centre Greater China, before being appointed as Head of the Maritime Service Centre in Shanghai.

After moving back to Europe in 2015, he was appointed as Director of Approval for Høvik (Oslo), Hamburg, and Gdynia. Prior to taking the lead of the Business Development team in Germany, Mr Stute worked to develop the new Containership Excellence Centre in Hamburg and was its founding Director. Mr Stute is also currently a member of BIMCO’s marine safety and environment committees.

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