Robert Howe was born in 1962. He graduated with a master of science in civil engineering from TU Braunschweig (the Brunswick Institute of Technology) in Germany in 1992.
Mr. Howe started his career working for the German building and construction company Philip Holzmann AG in Hannover for around 10 years. In 2002 he changed employment to the German building and construction company Ed. Züblin AG in Bremen and Hamburg.
Mr. Howe joined bremenports GmbH, the public owned Ports Management Company of the Sate of Bremen, as Managing Director in 2012.