Dr. Herman Klein
Hermann J. Klein, born 1957, graduated in Mechanical Engineering and Marine Engineering at the Technical University of Hanover. For several years he worked as a research scientist and engineer at the leading German marine and power plant institutes, with various work placements. In 1992 he received his Doctor of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg.
In 1992 Dr. Hermann Klein was appointed Executive Director Design at the Bremen Lürssen shipyard, a specialist builder of a wide range of naval and commercial craft, including mega yachts. In 1995 he became Managing Director at MWB Shipyard, a position he held for five years until he took over as Chairman of the company.
In September 2003 Dr Klein was appointed as a Member of the Executive Board of Germanischer Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft.
Throughout his professional life, Dr Klein has maintained close links with academia and provided expertise to research institutions and industry. From 1990 until 2003 he acted as private lecturer for various German universities.
Since January 2006, Dr. Klein is the Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Society for Maritime Technology (Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft, STG). By addressing the complexity of modern shipbuilding technology through its 17 expert committees, the STG acts as an important competence network for the German shipbuilding industry. Moreover, Dr Klein holds several advisory board and supervisory board seats.
Currently, Dr. Klein is Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).