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Since February 2010, Ralf Nagel is Chief Executive Officer of the German Shipowners’ Association.

“Germany as one of the leading maritime nations of the world is dependent on a seemless global trade.

To create a stable and coherent international framework for the successful long-term development of the German shipping industry, we need a global organisation like ICS that sets the international agenda for the global shipping industry, that mediates political bargaining, providing a place for political initiatives and acting as catalysts for a coalition-formation with maritime partner nations.”

Ralf Nagel

Ralf started his career in 1985 as a scientific assistant to a Member of the German Parliament. In 1994, he became State Secretary of the Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Transport of the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt and five years later State Secretary of the Ministry of Economics and Technology.