Antwerp-headquartered tanker giant Euronav has announced that the board has appointed Carl Steen as chairman, following the resignation of chairman Peter Livanos and vice-chairman Marc Saverys. The appointment will take effect on December 3.
Carl Steen served as the head of shipping, oil services and international division of Nordea Bank, leaving in 2011, and has over 25 years experience in international banking.
Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav, said: “On a personal level, having worked closely with Peter and Marc for many years, I will miss their counsel and guidance. Peter and Marc have left a considerable legacy at Euronav. With Carl as Chairman we will aim to continue to deliver on the foundations they were so critical in building. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Julian Metherell for his support, service and great insight, which have been invaluable to the team at Euronav.”
Euronav said the changes are part of a process to further increase the independence and diversification of the board and the company has been cognizant of the need to refresh the board in order to deal with its dual listing since its listing on the New York Stock Exchange in January 2015.