Governing Bodies

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Nele Matz-Lück (Chair)

Professor for Law of the Sea and co-director of the Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law at University of Kiel

Prof. Dr. Alexander Proelß (Deputy Chair)

Chair in the International Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law
Co-Director of the Institute for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law
Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg

Thilo Scholl

Dr. Thilo Scholl (Treasurer)

Head of Legal
Abellio Germany

Tilo Wallrabenstein

Lawyer
Senior Legal Counsel
German Shipowners’ Association

Managing Director

Manfred Lohmann

Manfred Lohmann

Bank Director, retired

Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Jin-Hyun Paik (Chair)
  • Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Basedow
  • Dr. Nicolas Blanchard
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Ehlers
  • Dr. Christophe Eick
  • Dr. Inken von Gadow
  • Prof. Dr. Philippe Gautier
  • Dr. Ximena Hinrichs Oyarce
  • Prof. Dr. Doris König
  • Gesa Heinacher-Lindemann
  • Prof. em. Dr. Rainer Lagoni
  • Frank Leonhardt
  • Dr. Margaretha Sudhof
  • Manfred Trantofsky
  • Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum

Initial Founders

  • Hamburg Commercial Bank AG (formerly HSH Nordbank AG)
  • Leonhardt & Blumberg
  • Germanischer Lloyd AG
  • Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH & Co. KG
  • Jürgen Dipner, Businessman