Martin Ackermann quits BW LPG

Martin Ackermann is parting company with BW LPG after five years in charge at the world’s largest VLGC player.

The Danish citizen will step down as CEO at the end of the year, citing family reasons.

“It has been a privilege to lead BW LPG through some challenging years and to see it continue as a strong platform for the future,” Ackermann said.

During his tenure at the Andreas Sohmen-Pao-controlled company, Ackermann managed the takeover of rival Aurora LPG.

Prior to BW LPG, Ackermann was the ceo of gas ship operator Evergas, and had previously worked with Sigas Kosan, Lauritzen Kosan and J. Lauritzen.

Anders Onarheim, a non-executive director of BW LPG since 2013 and former managing director of Carnegie, will act as interim CEO of BW LPG.

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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