Board of directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Helmut Sohmen

   

Dr Helmut Sohmen, Chairman, born 1939, has served as Chairman of the Board since 2005. Dr Sohmen has been an executive and board member of companies within the family-owned former World-Wide Shipping group since 1970, and chairman since 1986.  He was previously a president of the Baltic and International  Maritime Council, Chairman of the International Maritime Industries Forum, Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, Chairman of The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, and served as a committee member of several P+I Clubs.

Dr Helmut Sohmen holds three law degrees from Austrian and American universities and two honorary doctorates.

   

Ronny Johan Langeland

   

Ronny Johan Langeland, Vice Chairman, born 1962, runs his own investment and consultancy company. Mr Langeland’s previous appointments include vice president for investment at Storebrand and Avanse Forvaltning. Mr Langeland has also held a number of other directorships. Mr Langeland held the position as director of Prosafe Production from 2008 and the position as Chairman from 2010 and up to 25 October 2010. Mr Langeland is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Rælingen, Norway.

Mr Langeland is independent from the Company’s management, major shareholders and principal business associates.

 

   

Andreas Sohmen-Pao

   

Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Director, born 1971, is Chief Executive Officer of BW Maritime and Chairman of BW LPG. Mr Sohmen-Pao is a Board member of Singapore Maritime Foundation and a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, The Esplanade Co. Ltd and National Parks Board (Singapore). Mr Sohmen-Pao is also a member of the Singapore Sports Council and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra Council. Mr Sohmen-Pao previously worked at Goldman Sachs in London and served as a director of The London P&I Club and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore amongst others.

Mr Sohmen-Pao was educated at Oxford University in England, from which he graduated in 1993 with an honours degree in Oriental Studies. Mr Sohmen-Pao also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr Sohmen-Pao is the son of Dr Helmut Sohmen (Chairman) and lives in Singapore.

 

   

Christophe Pettenati-Auzière

 

Christophe Pettenati-Auzière, Member, born 1952, is a retired former Oil Services Senior Executive. Until 2008 he was President of CGG Veritas Services in Paris. Mr Pettenati-Auzière joined CGG in 1996, and has held several senior management positions in the group. Before joining CGG, Mr Pettenati-Auzière worked with Coflexip for 14 years, where his latest position was as Corporate Vice President, International and Industrial Operations. Before Coflexip, Mr Pettenati-Auzière also worked for Exxon and Schlumberger.

Mr Pettenati-Auzière holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Mr Pettenati-Auzière lives in Paris.

Mr Pettenati-Auzière is independent from the Company’s management, major shareholders and principal business associates.

 

   

Clare Spottiswoode CBE

   

Clare Spottiswoode CBE, Member, born 1953, is an experienced non-executive director, holding positions in businesses spanning industries such as energy, technology and financial services. She is a non-executive director of G4S plc, Magnox Limited, EnQuest PLC and Royal Bank of Canada’s London-headquartered European subsidiary. From 1993 to 1998, Ms Spottiswoode served as Director General of Ofgas, the regulator of the gas industry in the United Kingdom and was instrumental in introducing competition into energy markets. Ms Spottiswoode was a member of the Independent Commission on Banking for the UK Treasury advising the Government on reforming the banking sector.  The Commissions recommendations have been accepted by the Government, and virtually all are in the process of being enacted by Parliament.  Ms Spottiswoode was also a non-executive director of Tullow Oil plc from 2002 to 2011. A mathematician and an economist by training, Ms Spottiswoode began her career at HM Treasury, the United Kingdom's economic and finance ministry. Ms Spottiswoode lives in the United Kingdom.

Ms Spottiswoode is independent from the Company’s management, major shareholders and principal business associates.

 

   

Maarten R. Scholten

 

Maarten R. Scholten, Member, born 1954, is General Counsel of Total SA. Mr Scholten is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LSP Advisory BV, a privately held biotech investment company, and Member of the Danish investment company NordEnergie Renewables AS. Mr Scholten has almost 30 years of extensive legal and financial experience from the oil service industry, including two decades in senior and executive positions at Schlumberger. During his career at Schlumberger, Mr Scholten was Director of Legal Service, Head of Finance, President Schlumberger Oilfield Services ECA (Europe, Africa and CIS), and Director Mergers & Acquisitions/Business Development. From 2006 – 2009 he was Co-founder and Co-executive Director of Delta Hydrocarbons SA.

Mr Scholten holds a Master of Science in politics from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and a JD Commercial Law from the University of Amsterdam. Mr Scholten is a Dutch citizen.

Mr Scholten is independent from the Company’s management, major shareholders and principal business associates.