The global economy is facing its greatest challenges in a long time. Global crises and the war of aggression on Ukraine are causing critical disruptions to our supply chains and highlighting how less resilient the system of global world trade really is. But how might things be different? What steps are needed to deal successfully with globalization? Will we succeed in establishing an economic system that secures global supplies, presupposes democratic action and the rule of law, and does not lose sight of climate protection?
Under the motto “Rethinking Globalization – Solutions for the Future”, we will explore these and other questions at the ZEIT Conference on the morning of September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and outline possible solutions with exciting speakers.
In the afternoon of the conference day, specialists from Hapag Lloyd will give you an insight into the latest developments in maritime freight transport and look forward to discussing them with you.
CIO and CHRO, Member of the Executive Board, Hapag-Lloyd AG
Donya-Florence Amer, CIO and CHRO, Member of the Executive Board, Hapag-Lloyd AG. After completing her banking education, Donya-Florence Amer studied Business Administration with a focus on Finance & HR at the University of Cologne and the University of Berkeley. She is also an alumna of Singularity University in Palo Alto. She started her career at IBM in 1999 and over the next 17 years took on various national and international management roles, including in the areas of digital transformation and business analytics. In 2017, she joined Bosch and worked there for five years – first as Executive Vice President and member of the CIO Management Board, and later as co-founder and CEO of Bosch Climate Solutions. Amer has lived and worked in different countries and cultures, including the UK, USA and China. She is a member of the Hansgrohe Innovation Board. Donya-Florence Amer was appointed to the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG on November 11, 2021, and became Chief Information Officer (CIO) on February 1, 2022. She also became Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) on May 1, 2022.
Dr. Rainer Esser
Chief Executive Officer, DIE ZEIT
Dr. Rainer Esser studied law in Munich, Geneva and London. He continued his studies in the United States with a Master of Law at the University of Georgia before receiving his final degree in 1986. After graduating from the German School of Journalism (Deutsche Journalistenschule) in Munich, he worked as a lawyer for various law firms. Since 1989 he also holds a PhD in International Law of the University of Regensburg. From 1989 -92 he served as Editor in Chief at Bertelsmann International in Munich and eventually joined Munich-based Spotlight Publishing House (Spotlight, écoute, ECOS and ADESSO) as Managing Director. After serving as Managing Director of Main-Post Publishing House in Würzburg in the late nineties he started his current position as CEO of DIE ZEIT in 1999. In 2011, he also took on the role as Managing Director of DvH Medien GmbH.
Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Ph.D.
Director, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); University Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
Gabriel Felbermayr has been Director of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna and university professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) since 1 October 2021. Professor Gabriel Felbermayr, PhD, was born in June 1976 in Steyr, Austria. After studying Economics and Trade at the University of Linz, he went to Florence, Italy, to pursue his doctoral studies. From 2004 to 2005, he was an Associate Consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Vienna. From 2005 to 2008, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Tübingen. From 2009 to 2010, he held a chair in International Economics at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart). From 2010 to 2019, he led the ifo Center for International Economics at the University of Munich, where he also served as a full professor in International Economics. From 2019 till September 2021 he was President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and held a chair in Economics and Economic Policy at Kiel University (CAU). Gabriel Felbermayr holds various roles and positions. The most important are: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Chairman of the Statistics Council of the Statistics Austria Federal Institute, Associate Editor of the “European Economic Review”, Associate Editor of the “Journal of the European Economic Association”. His research and consulting work focuses on issues of international trade theory and policy, labour market research, European economic integration, and current economic policy issues. He has published a large number of articles in international academic journals, policy briefs, and newspapers. His research has been recognised with several awards.
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Rolf Habben Jansen
CEO, Hapag-Lloyd AG
Rolf Habben Jansen wurde am 27. August 1966 in Spijkenisse bei Rotterdam geboren. Der Niederländer schloss 1991 sein Wirtschafts-Studium an der Erasmus-Universität in Rotterdam ab. Er begann seine Karriere im selben Jahr als Trainee bei der ehemaligen niederländischen Reederei Royal Nedlloyd und hatte dort sowie beim Schweizer Logistikunternehmen Danzas verschiedene Positionen inne, bevor Danzas mit DHL fusionierte, der Tochter der Deutschen Post AG. Von 2001 an verantwortete er für DHL die Kontraktlogistik für weite Teile von Europa, von 2006 an war er als Head of Global Customer Solutions verantwortlich für die 100 wichtigsten Kunden des Dienstleistungskonzerns. Von 2009 an leitete er als Chief Executive Officer fünf Jahre lang das weltweit tätige Logistikunternehmen Damco. Rolf Habben Jansen wurde im April 2014 Mitglied des Vorstandes der Hapag-Lloyd AG und ist seit Juli 2014 Vorsitzender des Vorstandes der Hapag-Lloyd AG.
Circumnavigator, Co-Founder and Skipper Team Malizia
Boris Herrmann is Germany’s best known professional offshore sailor. He has circled the globe four times and in 2020 was the first German to compete in the Vendée Globe, the toughest solo race around the world. After sailing non-stop on his own for 80 days and a dramatic finale, he finished within the top 5. His book about this experience, “Allein zwischen Himmel und Meer”, became a national bestseller. Boris Herrmann’s career started in 2001 when he was the youngest (and only German) participant in the Mini-Transat, a single-handed race across the Atlantic. Since then, he has successfully competed in many offshore races and has been involved in several world records, including the Golden Globe Race, Cape2Rio and San Francisco – Shanghai. In 2016, Boris and Pierre Casiraghi co-founded Team Malizia. It has become one of the most exciting sailing teams – also because of its commitment to climate action. In 2019, Boris Herrmann and Pierre Casiraghi sailed climate activist Greta Thunberg emission-free to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City. This garnered media coverage worldwide and helped to put a spotlight on the climate crisis. It was Boris Herrmann’s idea to combine sailing, science, and education. He uses the excitement of sport to create awareness for the oceans and to highlight solutions to the climate crisis. The team’s slogan epitomizes both facets of its identity: A Race We Must Win – Climate Action Now! The team also contributes to scientific research with its Ocean Pack onboard the new IMOCA yacht Malizia-Seaexplorer. The device collects data during races and deliveries and shares them with research institutions like GEOMAR and the Max-Planck-Institut. Education is also an important aspect of Boris Herrmann’s and Team Malizia’s work. It’s their goal to introduce children all over the world to the wonders of the oceans and to the dangers they face through climate change. At the center of this is the educational program “My Ocean Challenge”, that is used in schools all over the world. Boris Herrmann lives in Hamburg with his wife Birte Lorenzen-Herrmann and their daughter.
Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser
Green Editor, Die ZEIT, and Publisher, ZEIT für Unternehmer
Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser is Head of the Economics department of the German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. He studied Economics in Bonn and Berkeley (USA), did his Ph.D. in Köln, and achieved an MBA at Harvard. He is one of Germany’s most renowned business journalists and non-fiction authors. His book Humanomics, in which he describes the revolution of economic thinking, was named “Business Book of the Year 2008”. In addition to his work with the editorial staff at DIE ZEIT, Dr. Heuser has extensively lectured at the University of St. Gallen, and now teaches at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. In 2004, he received the Herbert Quandt Media Award for his collection of articles Creator and Destroyer. In 2011, Dr. Heuser was awarded the Dietrich-Oppenberg-Media Prize by the Lesen Foundation.
Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
Marion Jansen is the Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the OECD. Prior to joining
the OECD, she was chief economist at the International Trade Centre and held senior positions in the
World Trade Organization and the International Labour Office. She has represented different
organizations at the G7 and G20 level and has provided support to trade negotiations and the WTO
dispute settlement system. Marion Jansen holds a PhD in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) and undergraduate degrees from the Université de Toulouse (France) and the University of Konstanz
(Germany). She has published widely on international trade and global economic governance and co-edited the
volume “Women Shaping Global Economic Governance”. She has lectured in multiple academic institutions, including the University of Geneva and the World Trade Institute, and is member of the Board of the CEPII (Paris), the Advisory Board of the WTI (Bern), the Advisory Board of the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (Sussex) and the WEF’s Global Future Council on Trade and Investment (Geneva). A German national, Marion Jansen grew up in the Netherlands. In addition to German and Dutch, she speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Head of the Industry, Goods, Energy, Customs and Origin unit, DG Trade, European Commision
Peter is the Head of the Industry, Goods, Energy, Customs and Origin unit in DG TRADE of the European Commission. His unit is responsible for the negotiation, implementation and enforcement of the relevant provisions of trade agreements between the EU and its trading partners: Trade in goods, Energy and raw materials, Rules of origin, and Customs and Trade facilitation. His team is the DG TRADE contact point for industry stakeholders on trade policy issues. They provide trade policy support for EU initiatives in different areas, including as regards industrial policy. He is the EU representative to the OECD Steel Committee and the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity. He has extensive experience in trade matters including in customs and trade facilitation, intellectual property and public procurement, as well as in security policy and in international relations. Before joining DG TRADE, he spent his career in DG TAXUD of the European Commission, at NATO International Staff and at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Senior Policy Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Danae Kyriakopoulou is Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics where she leads the policy work on the intersections of climate change, international finance and economic development. From 2016 to 2021, she was the Chief Economist and Director of Research of the Official Monetary and Financial Institution Forum (OMFIF). As part of this, she set up the Sustainable Policy Institute and served as its Managing Director and Chair of its Advisory Council, of which she is now a member. She was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2022 and has held roles in various sustainability industry initiatives including the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), the London Stock Exchange Group’s Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA) and the European Mortgage Federation’s Energy Efficiency Mortgages Initiative (EEMI). Previously, she was Managing Economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research. She has also served as Senior Economic Adviser for Africa and Greater China for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and as an Economist at the Bank of Greece. She holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.
Head of the Economics Department, DIE ZEIT
Charlotte Parnack, born in Hamburg in 1982, studied political science, law and French in Hamburg, Munich, Bordeaux and Paris. After a traineeship and her first years as an editor and correspondent for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, she moved to DIE ZEIT in 2014. There she first built up the Hamburg section, later the Streit section; she then also headed both sections. In between, she had two children – after that, at the latest, she was ready for her current job: Since July 2021, she has been heading ZEIT’s business section together with Roman Pletter.
Member of the Board, Deutsche Post DHL Group DHL Global Forwarding, Freight Division
Tim Scharwath has been a Member of the Board of Deutsche Post DHL Group since June 2017. He is responsible for DHL’s air, ocean and overland freight forwarding business. Under his leadership, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight successfully modernized its IT infrastructure and launched innovative digitalization initiatives in logistics, such as the myDHLi customer platform. As a result, the division has recently been able to significantly improve both its efficiency and its EBIT margin. In his previous role Tim Scharwath led the air freight business at Kuehne + Nagel International AG as Executive Vice President and Member of the Board since 2011. In this function he was responsible for the global organization of air freight, sales and marketing.
Scharwath began his career at Kuehne + Nagel Group in 1992, where he held various positions in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK before becoming Member of the Board and moving to the headquarters in Switzerland. He was charged with the migration of different country organizations and the integration of acquired companies. Tim Scharwath holds a degree in business administration from the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Olaf Scholz (digital)
Federal Chancellor of Germany
Editor in the business department, DIE ZEIT; responsible editor, ZEIT FÜR UNTERNEHMER
Jens Tönnesmann is an editor in the business section of ZEIT and is responsible for the magazine “ZEIT für Unternehmer”. He is also one of the hosts of the ZEIT business podcast “Is this a bubble?” After studying economics in Cologne and Vancouver, he initially worked as a freelance journalist for WirtschaftsWoche and brand eins magazine, among others, and headed the teaching editorial department at the Cologne School of Journalism before joining ZEIT in 2015. He has received various awards for his contributions.