Hans Georg Näder
Professor Hans Georg Näder became the majority shareholder in Baltic Yachts. Now he shares more about his vision and thoughts on the future in Super Yacht Report 3/2013.
Hans Georg Näder (simplified as Nader) (born September 19, 1961) is a German businessman and majority shareholder of Otto Bock group of companies, which specialises in manufacturing prosthetics. Nader was president and CEO of Otto Bock (1990–2017) before taking on his present position as chairman of the board (2017–present).
Professor Näder is not your typical corporate executive. In fact, this first impression is not so far from the truth. Näder sees himself as the ‘conductor’ of the Ottobock empire, identifying technological innovation and the employment of the right people in the right place as the keys to the success of the familymanaged company set up by his grandfather almost a century ago.
Since acquiring an 80 per cent stake in Baltic Yachts, he is applying the same business principles to reignite the Finnish brand in today’s challenging market. “I shouldn’t give advice to people who have been in the industry for many years,” says Näder in his self-effacing way. “I can only focus on best practice, which for me is driven by quality, innovation and expanding the portfolio.”