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Wallenius Wilhelmsen poaches Lasse Kristoffersen

Car carrier giant Wallenius Wilhelmsen has headhunted one of Norway’s best known shipowner CEOs to take the helm next year.

Lasse Kristoffersen, who has been president of Torvald Klaveness for the last 10 years, has been tapped by Wallenius Wilhelmsen to become CEO early next year. Prior to Klaveness, Kristoffersen worked for class society DNV.

“We are very pleased to welcome Lasse Kristoffersen to Wallenius Wilhelmsen. With his background and experience, we are confident that he, together with our experienced team, will continue to strengthen the company’s competitive advantage, for the benefit of our customers, employees, investors, and other shareholders,” said Rune Bjerke, chair of the board.

CFO Torbjørn Wist, who assumed the role of acting CEO in March this year when Craig Jasienski left the company, will continue in his interim position until Kristoffersen joins.

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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