Anglo-Eastern chief executive officer Bjorn Hojgaard has been appointed chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA).
Hojgaard steps into the position to replace Oak’s Jack Hsu after serving two years as the association’s deputy chairman. He is the first non-shipowner to chair the association since Anglo-Eastern’s Peter Cremers in 2007.
Looking ahead, Valles Steamship’s Wellington Koo is likely to succeed Hojgaard after being named the association’s deputy chairman.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be able to lead the Hong Kong Shipowners Association as Chairman into the next decade,” Hojgaard said of his appointment.
“As a major trade association representing the local shipping industry, the HKSOA always strives to promote its members’ interests and augment Hong Kong’s role as a leading maritime centre, which I am committed to furthering in tandem with shaping a better maritime future,” he added.