Management and Team

Dr. Bernd Kortüm

Dr. Bernd Kortüm is Founder and Proprietor of the Norddeutsche Vermögen Group. Since the establishment and integration of the Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt in the NV Group of Companies in 1989, the Doctor of Economics has been responsible for the strategical development of the Company as well as initiating capital market products to source equity for shipping investments.

Martin S. Smith

Martin S.Smith began his career at Norddeutsche Vermögen in 1978 as Assistent of the Executive. Since 1990, his role as Director of Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt, has seen him in particularly responsible for Financing, Marketing and International Affairs. He is currently speaker of the management board.

Björn Tietgens

Björn Tietgens joined Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt in 2001 as Head of Controlling and IT. Previous to his appointment, the graduate economist had gained experience in these areas with both Deutsch Afrika Linien and John T Essberger.
In 2006, his area of responsibility was broadened by the inclusion of the accounting department.
As from 2013, he assumed responsibility for the commercial management for the whole of the Norddeutsche Vermögen Group covering, amongst other things, personnel and infrastructure. He became Director of Norddeutsche Reederei H.Schuldt in 2016, taking responsibility for further developing operative shipmanagement.