21/07/2022 – Personnel matter — auf Deutsch lesen

Stephanie Silber re-elected President

The Board of Directors re-elected Stephanie Silber at the 148th Annual General Assembly of the Bremen Cotton Exchange as President of the Bremen Cotton Exchange.


Given the special situation caused by the pandemic and in view of the desire for continuous personal representation in the anniversary year, the Board had proposed extending the term of office of President Silber by one year. © Bremen Cotton Exchange


Jean-Paul Haessig, Director of Asian Cotton Traders PTE Ltd., Vietnam, is a newly elected Vice President. The previous Vice Presidents Jens D. Lukaczik, Managing Partner of the service company Cargo Control Germany GmbH & Co. KG in Bremen, and Fritz A. Grobien, Managing Partner of Albrecht, Müller-Pearse & Co. Trade (GmbH & Co.) KG, Bremen, were confirmed in office. Ernst Grimmelt, Managing Partner of the spinning and weaving mill Velener Textil GmbH in Velen, North Rhine-Westphalia, resigned as a long-standing member of the Executive Committee, but will continue to provide advice and support as a member of the Board.

President Stephanie Silber, Managing Director of Otto Stadtlander GmbH, Bremen, said at the General Assembly: “It is a great honour and a pleasure for me to continue to lead the Bremen Cotton Exchange in this anniversary year. The next highlight will certainly be our week of celebrations in September with the International Cotton Conference. Personal exchange has been missing for too long and is all the more important in view of the geopolitical situation and ongoing challenges in the cotton industry. The uncertain political situation and worsening logistics problems, as well as future challenges, mean that there is a lot to talk about. Last but not least, the international exchange with network partners, members and stakeholders is one of the core tasks of the Bremen Cotton Exchange.”

Election of the Board of Directors

During the General Assembly, the Board of Directors was elected. New to the Board is Dr Uwe Mazura, General Manager of the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry. Konrad Schroer, Setex-Textil-GmbH, Hamminkeln-Dingden, resigned from the board in line with regulations, and was duly re-elected. Peter Spoerry, Spoerry 1886 AG, Flums/Switzerland, was also reappointed to the Board. He also represents the Swiss textile industry.

Other members of the Board are: Hannes Drolle, Getzner Textil AG, Bludenz/Austria; Henning Hammer, Otto Stadtlander GmbH, Bremen, responsible for the Asian business in Shanghai; Jan Kettelhack, Hch. Kettelhack GmbH + Co. KG, Rheine; Roland Stelzer, Gebr. Elmer & Zweifel GmbH & Co. KG, Bempflingen; Axel Trede, Cotton Service International GmbH, Bremen. Manfred Kern represents the Association of the Austrian Textile, Fashion, Shoe and Leather Industry as an advisory member of the Board.