Uwe-Peter Schieder (born in 1958), navigation officer/captain, started his professional career in 1978 with the Hamburg Süd where he was trained as a sailor. Afterwards he went to sea as a sailor and officer’s assistant. Following his studies at the Technical College of Bremen, Department of Navigation and the acquirement of a master’s certificate, he worked on container ships for Hapag Lloyd on the East Asian and North Atlantic routes. In 1994 he joined the Deutscher Transport-Versicherungs Verband (DTV) (German Marine Insurance Association) in Hamburg as a loss prevention manager.
Since the DTV merged with the German Insurance Association (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft – GDV), Mr. Schieder has been active as a technical expert in the Marine Insurance Department responsible for the fields of loss prevention and hull insurance.