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Athenian Holdings appoints Jens Martin Jensen as CEO

The Kyriakou family’s Athenian Holdings has appointed Jens Martin Jensen as chief executive officer.

Jensen moves from Wes Eden’s New Fortress Energy. Over his long career Jensen has held senior positions at Pillarstone, Maersk, Island Shipbrokers and most famously John Fredriksen’s Frontline.

Athenian Holdings owns six VLCCs, technically managed by Athenian Sea Carriers in Greece with commercial activities handled by Athenian Tankers UK.

“The Kyriakou family has been invested in shipping for several generations with great success. The family is keen to further expand their interests in this sector for the years to come under Jens’ management and leadership,” the company said in a statement.

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Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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