Höegh Autoliners names new CEO to replace Ivar Myklebust

Oslo-based car carrier owner Höegh Autoliners has announced that Ivar Myklebust has resigned as CEO, with Thor Jørgen Gutormsen appointed to take over the role.

Gutormsen served as CEO for Leif Höegh & Co between 1992 to 2008 and as non-executive director of Höegh Autoliners since 2014. He has also been the president of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and a board member of BIMCO and ECSA.

“I am very pleased that Thor Jørgen has accepted to take over as CEO for Höegh Autoliners. Thor Jørgen is extremely well qualified and brings hands-on operating experience and a collaborative working style to the job. I have worked with Thor Jørgen through many years and am convinced that his customer-oriented approach will prove valuable,” said Leif O Høegh, chairman of Höegh Autoliners.

Myklebust had been appointed CEO of Höegh Autoliners in November 2017 after three years of service as CFO in the company.

The company’s CFO Ingrid-Due Gundersen has also left the company. Andreas Enger, chairman of Posten Norge, has been appointed as the new CFO.

Höegh Autoliners has suffered from financial losses the past two years. Its net loss for financial year 2018 was more than double the deficit in the previous year.

Jason Jiang

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