Shipowners & Shipmanagers - Ahrenkiel Steamship

Board of Managing Directors

Dr. Michael Silies

CEO of Ahrenkiel Steamship GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Michael Silies studied in Münster, Oxford and Göttingen. He joined MPC in 2003 and started to work as a fund manager in the trustee company. Having managed numerous shipping and real estate funds, Dr. Silies has worked on the structuring of all MPC shipping funds since 2005. He also has several years of experience as Managing Director of national and international investment companies managed by the MPC Group in the maritime and oil and gas sector. From 2011 to 2015 he was managing director of MPC Capital Maritime GmbH and responsible for the structuring and restructuring of MPC's shipping funds.

Olaf Staats

Olaf Staats studied tax and finance in Rinteln and holds a degree as "Diplom Finanzwirt" and German tax advisor ("Steuerberater"). His shipping career started in 1992 at NSB Niederelbe Schifffahrtsgesellschaft. Since 2005 he was responsible for the shipping activities of Fondshaus Hamburg, a member of the Ahrenkiel Group. In 2012 he was appointed Managing Director (CFO) of Christian F. Ahrenkiel Holding and its subsidiaries, including Fondshaus Hamburg and various single ship entities.