Here are four things to know about Peters' expertise, and the Höegh Autoliners sustainability strategy.
1. Business Scope and Scale: Höegh Autoliners, founded in 1927, is based in Oslo, Norway. The maritime transportation company operates roughly 40 vessels across 11 trade routes. Customers include global vehicle manufacturers, producers of high and heavy construction equipment, and other rolling and non-rolling stock.
2. Sustainability Goals: Höegh Autoliners is striving to achieve net-zero and carbon-neutral vessel operations by 2040. Amid that journey, the company since 2008 has "achieved an improved carbon intensity of 37% in its fleet," according to the firm's corporate website.
3. Mirjam Peters' Executive Experience: Peters presently is head of sustainability at Continental's ContiTech, which develops technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility. She also is founder of a boutique consulting firm focused on sustainability.
Peters is a studied natural scientist (PhD), working in engineering, according to her personal website. With international experience in South Africa and Asia, she has managed global projects combined with organizational development and strategy.
At Höegh Autoliners, Peters will join the executive leadership team, and she will be based in Germany.
4. Executive Perspectives: In a prepared statement about Peters, Höegh Autoliners CEO Andreas Enger said: “I am proud of the leadership position we have taken around providing tangible low and zero carbon solutions to our customers. Mirjam’s appointment shows our continued commitment to take action to support our customers' decarbonisation journey and driving meaningful change in our industry. She is a sharp thinker and inspiring leader with a good understanding of the challenges and impact that this role brings with the ambitions we and our customers have regarding our path to zero.”
Added Peters: “I am very excited to join Höegh Autoliners, a company that has already demonstrated how they will positively contribute to the transition to sustainable shipping. I am looking forward to partnering with the management team, colleagues globally, our customers and across the industry to tackle the challenges that we face together and seize the opportunities that create the biggest impact.”
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