German shipowner Buss Group is beginning its second century with a new managing director and chief financial officer.

Jan Brockmoller has been appointed to both roles, succeeding Carsten Tegeler.

He will lead the boxship and bulker owner together with Dr Johann Killinger, the managing partner and chief executive.

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Tegeler has left the company to pursue new challenges outside the group.

Brockmoller, who was born in Hamburg in 1971, has previously held various management positions at Shell and Siemens.

His most recent role was as chief financial officer responsible for Buss' onshore wind business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"I am very pleased that we were able to appoint Jan Brockmoller for this position. As a financial expert with significant experience in the energy and wind sectors, he will have the rewarding task of accompanying the 100-year-old Buss Group in its realignment into the future," said Killinger.

Of Tegeler, who was brought in two years ago, Killinger said: "We wish him all the best for his future."

Buss, founded in Hamburg, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

The company, which has been contacted for further comment, has 500 employees. It controls modern container feederships.

Bigger operation

Clarksons lists it with 18 box vessels built between 2007 and 2018.

It merged its boxship operations with compatriot Leonhardt & Blumberg in 2017 to create a 45-vessel fleet.

The group is also active in onshore and offshore wind energy, port and logistics services and containership investments through its Capital division.

In 2018, the group's Buss Offshore Solutions and France's IDEA Groupe established a joint venture for wind farms and port logistics.

Buss IDEA Offshore is focusing on developing markets in France, which is aiming to produce 40% of its energy from renewables by 2030.