Corporate Governance

Good Corporate Governance is an integral element of MPC Capital AG's identity. Transparency, openness as well as regular and ongoing communication with all relevant stakeholders foster confidence in MPC Capital AG and its management on the part of investors, employees, business partners and the general public. Such confidence is an indispensable underpinning of any business activity and provides the basis for sustained success in business.

Shares in MPC Capital were admitted to trading in the Scale segment of the Open Market at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange effective March 2017. MPC Capital continues to at least comply with all obligations arising from the initial and continued listing in this market.

Auditors: On April 27, 2023, the Annual Shareholders' Meeting appointed BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Hamburg, to audit the financial statements for the fiscal year 2023.

The Articles of Association ('Satzung') are available here.

Please find the Code of Conduct of MPC Capital AG here.

Corporate Governance

Management Board

Constantin Baack

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Constantin Baack has been a member of the Management Board of MPC Capital AG since April 2015 and was appointed Chairman of the Management Board in June 2024. He has worked for MPC Capital in various management positions since 2008 and was responsible, among other things, for the expansion of the maritime services business and the initiation and implementation of numerous investment structures and companies – in particular MPC Container Ships ASA, where he has also been CEO since its foundation in 2017. In his role as CEO, he is responsible for corporate strategy, ESG, Mergers & Acquisitions and Shipping.

Constantin Baack holds a Graduate Diploma and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and previously worked at Ernst & Young in Hamburg and Shanghai and at the shipping company Hamburg Süd in Sydney.

Dr. Philipp Lauenstein

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Dr Philipp Lauenstein has been a member of the Management Board of MPC Capital AG since April 2018. He has held various specialist and management positions in the MPC Group since 2016 and played a key role in the founding of MPC Container Ships ASA. In addition to Finance, Legal, IT, Human Resources and Investor Relations, his area of responsibility also includes the Real Estate and Renewables (LatAm) asset units.

Philipp Lauenstein holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Lund, Sweden, and a doctorate in economics. Before joining the MPC Group, he worked for the Hamburg-based Reederei Nord Group and in management consulting with a focus on restructuring and corporate finance.

Christian Schwenkenbecher

Chief Client Officer (CCO)

Christian Schwenkenbecher joined MPC Capital AG in 2022 as Head of Institutional Sales and was appointed to the Management Board in June 2024. Prior to this, he held management positions at Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Investment Banking in Hamburg and London, most recently as the bank’s Head of Equity Sales (UK). Before that, Christian worked at E.On in inhouse consulting, at Rolls-Royce in financial controlling and PwC. Within the Management Board of MPC Capital, he is responsible for institutional clients, product development as well as Renewables (Europe).

Christian Schwenkenbecher holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne and the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, with a focus on energy economics (EWI) and corporate finance.

Corporate Governance

Supervisory Board

Dr. Axel Schroeder


Dr. Axel Schroeder has worked for the MPC Group in Germany and abroad since 1990. Since inception in 1994 he is actively involved in developing the skills of the company. He became Chairman of the Management Board in 1999 and took MPC Capital AG public in September 2000. Since 1996, he has been Managing Partner of MPC Holding, a main shareholder of MPC Capital AG. Dr. Axel Schroeder was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board in April 2015. His tenure ends with the AGM 2027.

Joachim Ludwig

Joachim Ludwig is member of the board at Ferrostaal AG (today: Ferrostaal GmbH). Since joining in 2007, he was in executive positions for various companies of the Ferrostaal Group. Prior to his board membership, he was managing director of MAN Ferrostaal Piping Supply GmbH und Senior Vice President of the Ferrostaal AG. Joachim Ludwig was appointed to the supervisory board of MPC Capital AG in April 2015. His tenure ends with the AGM 2027.

Ulf Holländer

Ulf Holländer joined MPC Capital in early 2000 and was appointed to the Management Board in July 2000, in April 2015 he became CEO. Previously he held executive positions at the shipping company Hamburg Süd and its subsidiaries in Australia and the US. He has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of MPC Capital AG in June 2024. His tenure ends with the AGM 2027.

Corporate Governance

Directors' Dealings

Dissemination of managers' transactions acc. to Article 19 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU).

  • 30 May 2024 Ulf Holländer – Purchase of 57,972 shares (pdf, 114 KB)
  • 30 May 2024 Constantin Baack – Purchase of 72,464 shares (pdf, 114 KB)
  • 30 May 2024 Dr. Philipp Lauenstein – Purchase of 28,986 shares (pdf, 115 KB)
  • 23 May 2024 Elbrock GmbH – Purchase of 1,068,115 shares (pdf, 68 KB)
  • 23 May 2024 Joachim Ludwig – Purchase of 144,928 shares (pdf, 67 KB)
  • 13 April 2022 Amendment (pdf, 129 KB)
  • 17 March 2022 Dr Axel Schroeder – Purchase of 60,000 shares (pdf, 87 KB)
  • 22 January 2021 Joachim Ludwig – Purchase of 91,667 Shares (pdf, 127 KB)
  • 11 January 2021 Joachim Ludwig – Purchase of 223,624 Shares (pdf, 128 KB)
  • 28 February 2019 Dr Karsten Markwardt Purchase of 5,000 shares (pdf, 16 KB)
  • 6 February 2019 Ulf Holländer Purchase of 20,000 shares (pdf, 57 KB)