Helge H. Grammerstorf started his career as an ordinary seaman and assistant officer. Finishing his study with a dissertation about “Financing of Cruise Vessels” and a final degree as Captain and Certified Commercial Engineer, he sailed onboard several cargo and passenger vessels in international services.
Following that he for some 10 years joined the group of shipping companies Aug. Bolten (ship owner), TT-Line and Olau Line (ferry operators) as well as subsidiaries including Trave Transit (catering services), Tourist Data (EDP-services and reservation systems) and Olau-Line (UK) Ltd., Sheerness, holding board positions as Personnel Manager, Technical and Managing Director and was appointed Vice President of Supervisory Board of the Swissair subsidiary SCI International Ship Catering AG, Zurich.
Subsequently he was Managing Partner of Hanseatic Cruises (managing owners of Hanseatic and Bremen) and Managing Director of Deutsche Seetouristik, Rostock, (special responsibilities for hotel operations and human resources) and Arkona Reisen, Frankfurt, (introducing the first club vessel Aida).
For more than fifteen years now Helge Grammerstorf is Managing Owner of SeaConsult HAM GmbH, a consulting and research firm specialized in international cruise business and financing of cruise vessels.
Jenny Kuch (born Tesdorff) recently received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism Management.
Her studies at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in Breda, The Netherlands, focussed on International Tourism Management and Consultancy. Her dissertation set focus on destination branding and market research by researching the perceived image German visitors have about Zeeland, a coastal destination in the southwest of the Netherlands. Next to her studies at NHTV Breda and a four month exchange semester at Haaga-Helia, University of Applied Sciences in Porvoo, Finland, Jenny Tesdorff gained practical insights on a four-week field trip to Hoi An, Vietnam, while analysing the destination development. Furthermore, she gained practical experience during a six-month placement at a large tour operator in Frankfurt, Germany.
In preparation for her study of business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Stralsund and during her foundation course Tina Büchner accomplished various internships, e.g. in a law office, a heat supply company and an accounting firm.
In her advanced study period she majored in international business, accounting and controlling as well as human resource management.
During her practical semester she completed a five month internship at the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce’s representative office in Brussels.
With a dissertation about “Market entry and investment strategies for the Chinese market” Tina Büchner successfully completed her degree and is working as the Assistant of the Managing Director of SeaConsult HAM GmbH since then.