- About us
- IBJ Awards
- Free Sample
- Contact us
New CEO for Lauritzen Bulkers
(Posted on 24/10/18)
J. Lauritzen has announced the appointment of Niels Josefsen as CEO of Lauritzen Bulkers.
Niels Josefsen will take the reins from Thomas Wøidemann, Chief Operating Officer (COO), who since March 2017 has been responsible for the commercial and operational activities of both Lauritzen Bulkers and Lauritzen Kosan.
“Thomas Wøidemann has done an outstanding job as head of both our business units over the last 20 months. In particular, he has set the direction and strategy for our dry cargo activities, enabling Lauritzen Bulkers to benefit from the improvement in market conditions. He will now devote his considerable talent to Lauritzen Kosan whilst Niels Josefsen does the same for Lauritzen Bulkers.”
“Each business will have a leader with a sole focus on fulfilling the potential of the very interesting development opportunities we see in both the gas carrier and dry cargo markets at the moment and our ambition to grow our businesses,” said Mads P. Zacho, CEO of J. Lauritzen.
Niels Josefsen has held various managerial positions in A. P. Moller-Maersk in Denmark and China, and for Klaveness in China, Singapore and Norway.
“Josefsen brings solid experience having spent more than 30 years in the dry cargo industry. I am sure that through his leadership we will be able to further leverage Lauritzen Bulkers’ already strong market reputation”, adds Zacho.
Josefsen will take over his new position on 1 December 2018. Both Wøidemann and Josefsen will be reporting to Mads P. Zacho.
Josefsen (56) served as a deck officer in A. P. Moller-Maersk before he embarked on a commercial career with Maersk Bulk in Copenhagen and Beijing (1987-2003). From 2003 until 2015 he worked for Klaveness in Asia based in Beijing and Singapore. Since 2015 Josefsen has been Executive Vice President and head of dry bulk for the Torvald Klaveness Group, based in Norway.
Nippon Paint Marine has registered a significant spike in Turkish drydockings as operators of small-... Read more
Renowned futurist K D Adamson has joined marine lawyers from across Hill Dickinson to explore how ESG... Read more
Keppel Technology & Innovation (KTI) has received a verification certificate for a 3D printed deck... Read more
RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, has announced the inclusion of an aluminium-scandium alloy... Read more
Cases of seafarers struggling with their mental health will continue to rise unless shipping companies... Read more
ClassNK is committed to providing comprehensive services to support the industry’s efforts for... Read more
Thordon Bearings has praised the government’s Innovative Solutions Canada initiative for encouraging... Read more
Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications... Read more
Fednav Limited, Canada's largest dry bulk shipping group, has signed an agreement with Sumisho Marine... Read more
BIMCO is launching a new survey with the aim of gathering information from shipowners about the effectiveness... Read more