New BW LPG CEO Ackerman starts in August

New BW LPG CEO Ackerman starts in August

Singapore: BW LPG has announce today that Martin Ackermann will begin his new role as chief executive officer of the company on August 1, 2015.

Ackermann, who was appointed in March, is currently the ceo of gas ship operator Evergas. He has also previously worked with Sigas Kosan, Lauritzen Kosan and J. Lauritzen.

Current BW LPG ceo, Nicholas Gleeson, will transition back to his previous position as BW Group cfo at the same time.

Andreas Sohmen-Pao, BW Group chairman, recently said of the appointment: “We are delighted to be welcoming Martin as CEO of BW LPG. As the world’s largest LPG shipping company, we look forward to his leadership in developing the company’s strong platform of assets and capabilities”.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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