On June 11, 2018, the Chairman of the Schulte Group, Dr. Heinrich Schulte, underlined his long-term commitment to the Cypriot shipping industry when he met with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia.
Dr. Schulte was accompanied by his son Johann Schulte, Shareholder of the Schulte Group, Yiannis Sykas, BSM Director of Strategy and Product Development, and Charis Charilaou, Director of Bernhard Schulte Cyprus.
During the meeting, H.E. President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his sincere gratitude towards Dr. Schulte for his invaluable contribution to the country’s shipping industry.
In 1972, Dr. Schulte came to Cyprus to establish Hanseatic Shipping Co., now known as Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, the first shipmanagement company on the island.
He was one of the founders of Cyprus’ maritime scene and contributed significantly to the development of the shipping sector as an important industry for the country’s economy.
An exchange of symbolic gifts underscored the mutual appreciation and gratitude from both parties.
The delegation utilised the opportunity to add to the agenda an overview of the Schulte Group’s latest developments and forthcoming plans.
Further, the group had the chance to exchange views on various current affairs concerning the country with the President of the governing Democratic Rally (DISY) party, Averof Neofytou.
This meeting was a valuable opportunity for the Schulte Group to work hand-in-hand with the Cyprus government and to communicate directly with the country’s leaders in order to contribute further to the Cyprus shipping industry.