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Carsten Mortensen resigns as BW Group CEO

BW today announced that group CEO Carsten Mortensen has resigned for personal reasons after three years in the job and flitting back and forth between Singapore and his home nation of Denmark.

Andreas Sohmen-Pao, BW group chairman, commented: “Carsten and I have had a great partnership working closely together to grow the company, but the non-stop travel and living on two continents eventually reached a natural limit for him. We are very grateful to Carsten for his contributions and wish him all the best for the future.”

Mortensen was previously at Norden. He was appointed in 2014 to replace Sohmen-Pao who in turn replaced his father, Dr Helmut Sohmen, as chairman at the giant Singapore-based shipping firm.

Last month Tina Revsbech left her role as CEO of BW Tankers.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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