Captain Eberhard Koch
Chairman, CEO & Partner of the ÖL Shipping Group
Capt. Koch received his diploma in Nautical Sciences (Dipl-Naut.) at Hochschule fuer Nautik in Bremen (University of Bremen) in 1974.

He has extensive industry experience as a Captain, Manager and Owner. From 1977-1984 he served as Manager of Transport / Business Admin for VEBA OEL AG Group (nka EON) and from 1984-2001 he was Managing Director at Krohn Shipping Group in Vienna.

Capt. Koch joined Oestereichischer Lloyd as a Partner in 1991 and became Chairman and CEO in 2001.

Active Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and Chairman of its Labour Affairs Committee as well as Vice President of the Cyprus Shipowners Employers Association (CYSEA).

Capt. Koch is also an active Member of the National Working Group for the Promotion of Shipping, Cyprus.

He is a Member of the Advisory Boards of both DNV GL, Cyprus and China Classification Society (CCS) Mediterranean.

Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Cyprus Maritime Academy.

Vice President of the Cyprus Germany Business Association.

Acting President of the Cyprus Marine Club.