Dr Arnt Vespermann grew up in Flensburg and after graduating and his military services he read law at the University of Hamburg and completed his doctorate.

He came into contact with the shipping industry through a traineeship at a Hamburg law firm specialized in shipping and shipping finance. In 1999 he joined Hamburg Süd and became head of legal department and the director of the tramp shipping subsidiary A-Oetker KG in 2006. In 2009 he became a member of Hamburg Süd‘s Management Board and in 2017 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Dr Arnt Vespermann joined the Offen Group in January 2022 as Chief Executive Officer. His main responsibilities include the overall strategy, key account management and new investments.