Bertram R. C. Rickmers is the founder of The Asian Spirit Steamship Company, the main shareholder of the company and the Chairman of the Executive Management Board. The Rickmers family have a more-than-185-years tradition in entrepreneurship, especially in the shipping industry.
Bertram R. C. Rickmers has been building our group since establishing MCC Marine Consulting & Contracting in 1982, the nucleus of his worldwide business and investment activities. He is a well-known investor in shipping and real estate as well as other industries. Bertram R. C. Rickmers has a degree in economics from the University of Freiburg.
Rickmer Clasen Rickmers became Managing Partner of the Asian Spirit Steamship Company in 2017.
Before that, he worked in several positions throughout the shipping industry. Stationed in Singapore for almost seven years, Clasen Rickmers worked as a business development manager of Rickmers Shipmanagement Pte Ltd. for third party acquisitions and customer relations as well as a broker for Navis Chartering Pte Ltd. for chartering, S&P and new-building contracting.
Clasen Rickmers has done a management trainee program with Bengal Tiger Line Ltd. in Singapore, he has worked in various locations in Southeast Asia and India and he has obtained a diploma of international shipping in Singapore.
Ulrik Kriete was appointed Managing Director of the Asian Spirit Steamship Company in September 2016 in addition to his role as CEO and Managing Director of BRICK HOLDING.
Before his current position, he served for the Rickmers Group starting in 2004 as Director Controlling with additional responsibilities as Managing Director in several companies within the group and across all group segments dedicated to shipping as well as other investments. In 2011 he became Executive Vice President for accounting, reporting and controlling and was responsible for the modernisation of the financial organisation and the Rickmers Group’s readiness for the capital markets. In 2015 he was appointed CFO of the maritime assets segment and Managing Director of Rickmers Reederei.
After his apprenticeship in banking, he graduated in 1998 from the Leibniz University in Hannover with a degree in economics. Subsequently, he held various senior management positions in international companies, restructuring and building up their financial organisation.