After completing his studies in computer science and the supplementary subject of economics at the University of Hamburg, Jens Meier (48) started his professional career as Board Member at Software Design & Management AG (Ernst & Young group), leading the Hamburg and Hanover branch offices from 1997 onwards. In 2000, he was appointed Divisional Manager of Systematics AG (later EDS), responsible for consulting and software development. From 2002, Jens Meier was CEO of tts Holding GmbH & Co. KG, in charge of IT, finances and international logistics. Upon the sale of the tts group to Fiege in 2006, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Fiege Holding Stiftung & Co. KG, Greven. Since 2008 Jens Meier has been serving as CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA). Since 2015 he is President of Hamburger SV.