Hapag-Lloyd has named Donya-Florence Amer as its new chief information officer, with Amer set to become the first woman to serve on its executive board in its 175-year history when she assumes the role in February 2022.
Amer, who started her professional career in 1999 at IBM, has played leadership roles at Bosch since 2017, initially as executive vice president and as a member of the CIO management board.
Since 2020, she has been the CEO of Bosch Climate Solutions, of which she was a co-founder.
Michael Behrendt, chairman of the supervisory board of Hapag-Lloyd, said: “By bringing Donya-Florence Amer on board, we have been able to secure for ourselves a highly qualified expert in the field of information technology and digital business modelling.
“The supervisory board is firmly convinced that, with her extensive experience, she will provide us with invaluable support in the ongoing implementation of our digitisation strategy.”
A new IT portfolio on the executive board will be established. Thus, as CIO, Amer will be the board’s fifth member – alongside CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, CFO Mark Frese, COO Dr Maximilian Rothkopf and CPO Joachim Schlotfeldt.