A Clear Direction for the Company

Management is responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of the company. Niedersachsen Ports is led by an experienced duo:

Holger Banik

has been Spokesman of the Management Board of Niedersachsen Ports since January 2014 and is responsible for the commercial and administrative areas within the organisation. Moreover, Diplom-Kaufmann (business graduate) Holger Banik has been the Managing Director of the JadeWeserPort Realisierungs GmbH & Co. KG since January 1st, 2014. He previously worked for bremenports GmbH & Co. KG (port management company in Bremen), where he became the Commercial Managing Director in 2011.

Holger Banik studied business economics in Marburg and Gießen. Between 1996 and 2007 he gained extensive experience in various positions and locations in the field of rail cargo traffic at Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways). There he was, amongst others, the Assistant to the Financial Director, then Director of Controlling at the branch Hannover/Bremen, Commercial Director at the branch Hamburg, as well as Director Planning and Reporting at their headquarters in Mainz. In 2007 he joined bremenports GmbH & Co. KG, where he became the Commercial Manager.
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Folker Kielgast

has been Technical Managing Director at Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG since October 1st, 2014. Folker Kielgast is an accomplished certified expert and has also been serving in his role as Technical Director and Authorized Officer of JadeWeserPort Realisierungs GmbH & Co. KG since November 1st, 2008. The Graduate in Engineering, with a specialization in Surveying and Mapping, has a professional experience in the implementation of large infrastructure projects of more than 30 years under his belt. He worked as Branch Office and Regional Manager for the construction companies Strabag Bau AG and Züblin, where he oversaw various major construction projects, such as tunnel projects for the Nuremberg subway system, the City Tunnel Leipzig, Marienbrücke (Saint Mary’s Bridge) in Dresden, the train station Dresden Neustadt/Mitte and the reconstruction of the rail hub Erfurt. The construction expert gathered his international experience in road construction projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
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