Myklebust takes the helm at Höegh Autoliners

Ivar Myklebust has been promoted to CEO at Höegh Autoliners, having held the CFO post for the last three years. Ingar Skiaker is leaving his position as CEO and will take over a new role as a director of Leif Höegh & Co, the Høegh family’s shipping holding company.

Prior to joining Höegh Autoliners as CFO in 2014, Myklebust was head of strategy and special projects in Nordea’s shipping, offshore and oil services division. He has also worked in D/S Norden as CFO, in Anders Wilhelmsen & Co and Pareto Securities.

Leif O. Høegh, chairman of Höegh Autoliners, commented: “Ingar Skiaker has been CEO in Höegh Autoliners for six years. During his 30 years in the company, he has done an excellent job in a number of positions. Recognised for his commercial acumen and deep operational knowledge, Mr. Skiaker has led us through a challenging period of change. I have enjoyed working closely with him and look forward to our continued cooperation in his new role at the holding company.”

In September this year, Höegh Autoliners reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) related to a price fixing investigation into the car-carrier industry.

“As the overall organisational responsibility lies with the CEO, Ingar Skiaker has decided to accept the consequences and step down. It is regrettable that he is leaving his role. But in this unfortunate situation, I am confident that we have found a balanced solution for everyone involved,” Høegh commented.

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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