Lübeck. Jan Weber is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Possehl Erzkontor GmbH & Co. KG in Lübeck as of February 2020. He has taken over from Anthony Cremer, who is joining the advisory board of the Hamburg family company CREMER. Erzkontor has been a part of the family company since 2012.
“We are delighted that we have gained Jan Weber, an experienced and effective adept in the raw materials and logistic sector, as our new CEO”, said Dr. Ullrich Wegner, CEO at Peter Cremer Holding. “Jan Weber brings decades of expertise in the management of medium-sized, internationally active companies with him. His job will therefore primarily look at continuing the internationalization and expansion of the Erzkontor value creation chain, together with the diversification of customer segments and regions. With his analytical perspective and his experience in strategic management, he will significantly shape and promote future business developments at Erzkontor.”
Jan Weber (born 1973) was CEO and chairman of the logistics service provider Meyer & Meyer SE & Co. KG in Osnabrück. As their first external chairman, he took over management of the family company in 2016, giving it a future-oriented structure. Prior to that, he worked at the Finnish company Nordkalk Corporation since 2000, a leading lime producer in Europe. He started there as Sales Director Germany & Poland before becoming Operations Director Central & Eastern Europe. Between 2008 and 2010, he managed the skills of the company directly from Finland as Vice President Central & Eastern Europe before moving back to Germany to take up the post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the management board at the Nordkalk Corporation. Jan Weber is qualified in wholesale and export trade. He is married and has two daughters.
Founded by Peter Cremer in 1946, CREMER is a globally active successful company for trade, logistics and industry and is family-owned in its third generation. CREMER has over 2,000 employees around the world. Company headquarters are in Hamburg.
The Possehl Erzkontor Group, founded in 1915, has been part of CREMER since 2012. Erzkontor is active in the international raw material trade, dealing with minerals and chemicals, as well as their processing. Their main sales regions throughout Europe, North and South America, Africa, South-east Asia and China are managed with a traditional and cosmopolitan Hanseatic attitude. The company has offices across five continents and coordinates all business from their headquarters in Lübeck.