Clive Richardson steps down from V. Group

Clive Richardson has resigned from V. Group, one of the world’s largest shipmanagers, and will be replaced on an interim basis by former Maersk high-flyer Hanne Sørensen.

Richardson had been at the helm of the group since 2009 during which time he oversaw the company being taken over by private equity concern Advent International earlier this year.

After a diverse career, largely tied with AP Moller-Maersk Group, Sørensen stepped down as head of its logistics unit Damco last December. Previous roles she has held included being the CEO of Maersk Tankers. Sørensen joins a company with some familiar faces, not least Jesper Kjaedegaard, another ex-Maersk official who joined the board in March.

The search for a new full time CEO is well advanced, V.Group said in a statement today.

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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