Cumulated experience in shipping business
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
In 2005, Tim Ponath joined REEDEREI NSB. He ran through different steps by taking over responsibility: Newbuilding Management, Fleet Management and Technical Management & Services. In 2014 he was appointed to the management as COO and in 2019 he took over as CEO.
He was and is the main driver of developing and executing our company’s vision. This comprises a comprehensive reorganization process from REEDEREI NSB, a German ship management company mainly operating German KG vessels, to an international fleet management & maritime service provider under the brand NSB GROUP with headquarter in Germany and subsidiaries in China, Philippines, Singapore, Korea, and Sri Lanka. Tim Ponath has studied business engineering and mechanical engineering and is a skilled industrial mechanic. He is a big supporter of electromobility. Tim is married and has two daughters.
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Markus Thewes joined NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG in 2007. Besides Tim Ponath, he was one of the key persons to implement and built up the idea of the NSB GROUP philosophy. Beginning of 2015 he relinquished the position of Head of Quality Management. The graduate Engineer was promoted to Vice President / Global Sales with the aim to think ahead and implement new perspectives and ideas so as to make use of the synergy efforts of the corporate group. Since January 2019 he is Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of NSB GROUP.
Markus is keen on early morning sport activities, he is married and has a son and a daughter.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dirk Kleinekampmann entered NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG in December 2004 after his engagement for tax consultancy and budget auditors Dr. Steinberg & Partner GmbH (today: Mazars GmbH & Co. KG). After taking over several responsibilities in commercial and accounting departments he became Director Accounting of the company mid of the year 2015.
Since January 2019 he is Chief Financial Officer of NSB. Dirk has his family roots in the region, he is married and has three grown-up children, two daughters and a son.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Panneer Selvam joined NSB GROUP in 2020. He heads the branch office NSB Shipmanagement Ltd. Pte and leads a team of six colleagues, based in Singapore and China. He worked for the container liner company Pacific International Lines (PIL) for 23 years. He started his career sailing on container vessels and holds the rank as Chief Engineer.
Selvam is married, has three grown-up sons, he is born and lives in Singapore and he is very keen on sports activities like rugby, softball, football, sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, and tandem skydive.