The dedicated VDR team consists of seasoned seafarers, experienced lawyers, economists, political scientists, media experts and knowledge managers, all working in the interest of German shipping.


Dr Martin Kröger
Chief Executive Officer

Members of the Executive Board

Irina Haesler
Head of EU Representation / Maritime Security Policy

Tilo Wallrabenstein
Senior Legal Counsel

Our People

Lorena Bücklers
Head of central services

Christian De Bilde
Business management

Jacqueline Dorloff

Carsten Duif
Press- and Communications Officer

Claudia Ebeling
Assistance, address management

Holger Jäde
Advisor Recruiting and Training

Christian Naegeli
Marine Advisor Maritime Safety, Nautical & Technical Affairs, Environment

Wiebke Petersen
Legal Counsel

Karin Schätzler
Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Photos: Bina Engel, Ulrich Perrey