Jan Olaf Probst
Director Business Development - Executive Vice President

Jan Olaf Probst has study Naval Architect on the Hamburg University. At present he is holding the position as Director Business Development Hamburg - Executive Vice President at DNV GL. In this function he is responsible for the strategic development of container ships according to the trend of the market. Activating the research in the respectively direction and guiding the sales support world-wide for DNV GL is a further function of the present position. He has been the Executive Vice President of the Newbuilding Division at legacy GL and responsible for the verification of all type of vessels in the field of hull structures and ship safety; this includes beside the Head Office departments in Germany, the local plan approval offices situated in China, South Korea and Singapore which had been built up under his supervision. The legacy GL Rule development and programming had been a further major part under his leadership. In addition the strategic development of the Classification services had been one main project he has been responsible for. Jan-Olaf Probst was closely involved with the evolution of Container Ships build in Korea, China and Japan from Container Feeder up to the largest Container Ships of today which has been guided by him.