GasChem Team

Michael Kordes

Capt. Michael Kordes

Managing Director

Holds a deep sea master degree and changed after 14 years active board career on various type dry cargo vessels and tankers from a master to a superintendent position ashore. Completed the project management of several gas tanker newbuildings and took over the commercial management after delivery. 1990 appointed as Managing Director of GasChem Services and commenced building up the company. Married with 2 sons. Ambitious yachtsman.

Thomas Schmidt

Thomas Schmidt

Managing Director

Started his business career graduating from A.P. Moller shipping school in Copenhagen in 1988. After graduation worked in the tramp department before moving to Bergen, Norway in 1991 and worked with Network Chartering for 4 years as shipbroker in the field of gas transportation. Took up the present position in GasChem Services in 1995. Married with 3 children. Active team tennis player.

Jasmin Beganovic

Jasmin Beganovic

Chartering & Operations

After 2 years chartering and operations at Atlantic Rhederei, Jasmin joined GasChem Services in 1995. 1998 graduated as "Verkehrsfachwirt" (Shipping and Transportation Specialist). 2001 received proxy (Hbv.) by GasChem Services.

President of WISTA Germany (Women's International Shipping and Trading Association).

Olaf Westphal

Olaf Westphal

Chartering & Operations

Graduated from high school in 1994 Olaf started after 15 months social service as apprentice with Christian F. Ahrenkiel GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg in 1996. He joined GasChem Services after graduation as shipbroker in 1998. Also responsible for Training/Apprenticeship in the company. 2005 received proxy (Hbv.) by GasChem Services. Married with 2 children.

Jutta Frohwein

Jutta Frohwein

Chartering & Operations

Joined GasChem Services 2001 after 18 years in the Chartering-, Operations- and Agency Department of Atlantic-Rhederei in Hamburg. Seafaring experience as accompanying wife of her husband as chemical tanker master. Contact person of WISTA.

Daniel Wriedt

Daniel Wriedt

Chartering & Operations

Daniel started his career in 2002 with Christian F. Ahrenkiel in Hamburg after having finished high school in 2001 and 9 months military service. In 2005 he graduated as shipbroker and started with GasChem. Supporter of Hamburger Sportverein (HSV).

Britta Leeling

Britta Leeling

Chartering & Operations

On completion of high school in 2002, Britta started her career with a drycargo shipping company in Emden. After graduating as shipbroker she joined GasChem beginning 2005. Her hobby is Laser sailing.

Pia Schümann

Pia Schümann

Chartering & Operations

Graduated from high school in 2007 Pia started studying "International Studies Shipping & Chartering B.A." at the University of Applied Science in Bremen. After doing a 6 months internship with a bulk operator in Durban, South Africa and gaining her Bachelor degree Pia joined GasChem Services in March 2011. Her hobby is running.

Tim Schlichter

Tim Schlichter

Chartering & Operations

Graduated from high school in 2006, Tim started his
apprenticeship with the Hartmann Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG in Leer/Germany.
After his graduation as a shipbroker 3 years later he continued working for Hartmann Schiffahrt until January 2011. After that he joined the operations department of “Intership Navigation Co. Ltd.” in Limassol/Cyprus. In December 2013 he started working for GasChem Services. Married with 1 child.

Dörte Oelbüttel

Dörte Oelbüttel

Administration and operations

After completion of high school and studies at Foreign Language School in 1984, started apprenticeship as shipbroker with Altantic-Rhederei, Hamburg, and completed in 1987. Continued working until 1993 in the chartering department as secretary and operator. After bringing up 2 children at home, joined GasChem Services in April 2004. Dörte enjoys sailing in her leisure time.

Linda Zastrow

Linda Zastrow

Administration

Graduated from high school in 1993 and started an apprenticeship with integrated Business Studies at Unilever in Hamburg. After graduating in Business Administration in 1996, she worked as an International Account Manager for two years. Linda then went to University to study Communication Science, English and Philosophy. After finalising her studies in Essen, Germany, and in Oslo, Norway with an M.A. degree, she worked as an International Artwork Coordinator in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry in Hamburg. Linda joined GasChem Services in May 2013. Married with 2 sons and enjoys reading and skiing.