Kai has been Head of HSH Nordbank´s Container Derivatives desk in Kiel since July 2013. Prior to that he set up a trading desk for Container derivatives at ICAP plc, London. He has been in the shipping industry since 2004 working for subsidiaries of Reederei F. Laeisz / M.M. Warburg & CO in Hamburg and V.Ships / KG Allgemeine Leasing in Copenhagen where he was involved in Ship Finance and commercial and technical vessel management. He has worked in sales and the structuring of KG, KS and alternative financing models as well as in the implementation of a trading platform for secondary KG shares. His professional career started with the Dresdner Bank in 1996. In 1998, he joined DAB Bank in Munich to help in marketing with Germanys 1st online broker. 2001 he got involved in Bayerische Landesbank’s international Real Estate business. 2003 he consulted Finland Post Group in e-business solutions for the financial industry in Germany. He was awarded his degree in general economics from a private business school in Munich with distinction of the Bavarian Government.