C. Thomas Rehder
President of the European Community Shipowners Association and board member of DNV GL Group AS, Oslo
Thomas Rehder has 32 years of experience in the shipping sector.
Born in 1956, Mr. Rehder passed his military service at the german navy and worked as assistant shipyard manager prior to earning a business degree at European Business School, Frankfurt. In 1981 he joined Intercontinent Chartering Inc., New York, as a chartering broker for 3 years. In 1984 he moved to Hamburg to work as a chartering broker with the family company Carsten Rehder (GmbH & Co) in 1984. Since 1987 he is managing partner at Carsten Rehder (GmbH & Co) where he also became responsible for the shipowning side of the business in 1996.
Carsten Rehder presently operate 23 container vessels upto 5000 TEU and five handysize and supramax bulkcarriers.
Mr. Rehder has been active for many years in various trade organisations and holds a position as member of the council of German Shipowners Association. At present Mr. Rehder is president of the European Community Shipowners Association and board member of DNV GL Group AS, Oslo.