Robin Das leaving HSH Nordbank

Hamburg/Kiel, September 27, 2011 - Robin Das, Global Head Shipping, is leaving HSH Nordbank at his own request.

Christian Nieswandt, former deputy of Robin Das, will become acting head of the Shipping Business Unit. "Christian Nieswandt has helped shape the Shipping BU in a responsible position since joining the Bank and enjoys excellent connections throughout the shipping sector," stated Torsten Temp, member of HSH Nordbank's Management Board. Christian Nieswandt, who is a graduate in economics, joined Landesbank Kiel - one of HSH Nordbank's predecessor banks - in 2002. He began his career at Deutsche Bank in 1986, where he held various positions in the corporates and private clients businesses until 1998.

Robin Das has occupied senior positions at HSH Nordbank since 2005 and was appointed Head of the Shipping BU in October 2010. He will leave the Bank on 7 October 2011. "We regret the decision by Robin Das, who through his great personal commitment has accomplished much for the Bank," said Torsten Temp, member of HSH Nordbank's Management Board.

„HSH Nordbank is, and will remain, a leader in shipping finance. It has been a challenge and a pleasure to work for the bank. However, now is the right time for me to do something entrepreneurial”, Robin Das commented.

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