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    EUROGATE Group Management

    Our success is based on the combined expertise and team-oriented cooperation of our management. The EUROGATE Group Management Board is composed of four members.

    • Thomas Eckelmann

      Thomas Eckelmann

      Thomas H. Eckelmann, Chairman

      International shareholdings, intermodal transport and logistics and Corporate Communications


      Thomas Eckelmann (born1951) was trained specifically with a view to taking over the management of the EUROKAI Group, founded by his father. Both before and during his business studies, which he took up at the University of Zürich in 1974 and completed with a degree in business administration in Hamburg, he gained practical experience in the financial sector (Hamburgische Landesbank), the international forwarding business (Jacky Maeder/ Zürich) and shipping (Brown, Jenkins/London). In 1980, Thomas Eckelmann joined the Sales department of EUROKAI KGaA. Two years later, he was appointed to the Group Management Board, of which he became chairman on 3 August 1986. Since 1999, Thomas Eckelmann has been Chairman of the EUROGATE Group Management Board.

    • Michael Blach

      Michael Blach

      Michael Blach, Chairman

      Operations, Sales, IT, Purchasing and Technology


      From 1984 to 2008, Michael Blach (born 1964) held various management positions at the Maersk Group corporate head office as well as around the world – including Trade Manager in Copenhagen, Managing Director of Maersk Indonesia in Jakarta, Maersk Country Manager, first in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) then in Poland (Warsaw), followed by a posting as Area Sales Manager Central Europe in Hamburg. From 2008, Blach acted as Vice President of Key Client Management for the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, before moving to BLG five years later. As of 2017, in addition to serving as a Member of the Management Board of the BLG Logistics Group, Michael Blach is joint Chairman of the EUROGATE Group Management Board with Thomas Eckelmann.


    • Marcel Egger

      Marcel Egger

      Marcel Egger, Member of the Group Management Board

      Finances and Controlling


      Marcel Egger (born 1965) started his career with the EUROKAI/EUROGATE Group in 1991 as Director of Finances of the EUROKAI Group. With the founding of EUROGATE in 1999, he assumed the position of Director of Finances and parallel to this was responsible for the foreign activities and business development of the newly founded corporate group. Since July 2009, Marcel Egger has been a member of the EUROGATE Group Management Board. Marcel Egger is a qualified banker and graduated as a certified banking specialist from the Banking Academy in Frankfurt am Main.

    • Christian Lankenau

      Christian Lankenau

      Christian Lankenau, Member of the Group Management Board

      HR, Legal Affairs and Auditing


      Christian Lankenau, born in 1977, completed an apprenticeship as a banker and studied business administration at the universities of Bremen (GER), Leeds (UK) and Caen (F), graduating with a diploma in business administration. After completing his studies, he worked in various functions at the auditing company KPMG in Bremen and Chicago (US) between 2004 and 2011. In 2011, he moved to NTB North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven as Commercial Director, becoming its Managing Director on July 1, 2017. As of 2021, he is HR Director and a member of the EUROGATE Group Management Board.