Michael vom Baur

Michael vom Baur is a Senior Executive with 3 decades of experience in international business, predominantly in the maritime industry, but also in engineering & construction and renewable energies. Being graduated naval architect with solid engineering and R&D management background, he has worked most of his career in marketing & sales, business development and general management. He had full P+L responsibility in SMEs and group business units, direct shared P+L responsibility in companies with up to € 300M turnover and 1.000+ employees and was Senior Vice President in the Group Management of Europe's largest shipbuilding group and Member of the Board in a later spin-off group of it.
Michael vom Baur has special experiences in the management of tasks dealing with innovative and complex technology in large international projects, paired with proven teambuilding, communication and negotiation skills in cross-cultural environment (Europe, Asia, Americas). By being elected for Brussels based association functions for some years, he has developed a deep understanding of EU 's R&D- and industry politics and related processes and can count on a dense European and international network.
He is familiar with the environment of start-ups and owner managed companies as well as with the procedures of a major stock listed industry group, with military and civilian business. In many of the positions he held he has been responsible for external communications and relations to politics (national and European).
Since January 2010 he is exclusively working for his own consultancy business, which was already established as a side activity in 2001. From August 2013 until October 2016 he had accepted an interim role in the management of his long-term client Hoppe Marine GmbH, Hamburg/Germany, a leading family managed supplier for measuring and control systems as well as roll damping / anti-heeling systems. However, the consulting business in MvB euroconsult continued during this period. Since December 2016 Michael vom Baur is member of the supervisory board of SOHNIX AG, Lambrechtshagen (Region Rostock/ Germany), an innovative medium-sized provider of IT-systems, data centers and IT-services.


Main Career Stations:

Since 2010     working exclusively for own consultancy business MvB euroconsult

2009                Member of the Board of Directors and Senior Vice President Technology in Group Management, Wadan Yards Group AS, Oslo/NOR

2006-2008     Senior Vice President and Head of LNG Business Unit Aker Yards ASA, Oslo/NOR and Rostock/GER

2003-2006     Senior Vice President (Group Management) Aker Yards ASA, Oslo/NOR

2003-2007     elected Chairman of European Shipyards Association CESA permanent R&D working group, Brussels/BE (and Secretary of the European WATERBORNE Technology Platform)

2002-2003      Managing Director Kvaerner Warnow Werft GmbH (Shipyard) , Rostock/GER

2001                  MvB euroconsult was established

1993-2001       Director Marketing & Sales, Abeking & Rasmussen GmbH &Co (Ship- and Yachtbuilders), Lemwerder/GER

1989-1993       Managing Director Schwarting GmbH Umwelt- und Bioverfahrenstechnik (E+C) , Flensburg/GER

1986-1989       Head of BA Diversification, Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft mbH (Shipyard), Flensburg/GER

1986, 1989       Postgraduate-Seminars for Marketing and Business Administration at Universitätsseminar der Wirtschaft (today European School for Management

                             and Technology /ESMT), Berlin/Erftstadt/GER

1981-1986        Project Engineer + Head of Hydrodynamics Dept., Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft (Shipyard), Flensburg/GER

1981                   graduated Naval Architect (Dipl.-Ing. Schiffbau) at Technical University Berlin/GER


Main honorary functions in associations and social organizations:

since 2017       Chairman of the Joint Maritime Committee of the 3 Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Schwerin, Rostock and Neubrandenburg / GER

since 2012       Chairman of the Technical Committee for Offshore Technology in Verband Schiffbau und Meerestechnik (VSM), the German Association for Shipyards   and Marine Suppliers

since 2009      Honorary Representative for M-V Invest / Initiative of Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

since 2005      Member of the Executive Council of STG (German Naval Architects Society), therein also Chairman of the Technical Committee for Offshore Technology

since 2005      Honorary Mentor for start-up companies / Program of Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2004-2008     President of "European Maritime Heritage-The European Association for Traditional Ships in Operation" (1995-2004 Hon.Treasurer)

since 2003       Member of Rotary Club Warnemünde/D