The Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG has appointed Dheeraj Bhatia to the company's Executive Board effective 1 January 2024. He will also become CEO of the new Rotterdam-based Hapag-Lloyd Terminal Holding. Bhatia has more than 20 years of experience in the container shipping business.

During this time, he has held several international management positions, including at Norasia Container Lines Limited and CSAV. 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. 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 Dr. Maximilian Rothkopf.