Managing Director, Partner
Claus, born 1957 in Berlin, started his professional career in the German Merchant Navy, where he received his training and performed his studies to become a Master Mariner Seagoing with a degree as Diplom-Nautiker.
After further studies in the area of Logistics, he entered into a career in the European Space Industry, where he participated in leading functions in the European Space Programs SPACELAB and COLUMBUS, for which his company had been Prime Contractor. Due to the internationall work split in these projects into 80 European companies he could gather valuable experience for his later activities with international cooperations.
During his time in the Space Industry, Claus could further complete his knowledge in Economics and Computer Sciences through various studies.
Whilst his professional career up and until then was mainly related to multi-national projects primarily in Europe, he took then on a major challenge within the Electronics Industry in a leading German group to set up a new business for Maritime Traffic and Information Systems. In this position he was responsible for the development, sales and implementation of most complex electronic systems, providing systems to Maritime Organisations world-wide, but with a continuous developing focus on Asia, especially China.
The long term involvement in the region allowed him to develop contacts to all important decision makers in the governmental and private organizations he dealt with, resulting in a tremendous track record in his almost 20 years in this industry.
In 2006, Claus decided to share his knowledge and experience with a broader patronage and founded, together with his partner, the United Overseas Limited, Hong Kong, of which he is director and partner till today.
In his capacity of being a partner in United Overseas Limited, Claus could successfully provide consultancy to several major European players in the Maritime and Aviation sector for the establishment of their presence in the Asian market including setting up local subsidiaries.
Claus has also been speaker on international congresses and author and co-author of various publications.