Reshaping the Global Management Team in Wilhelmsen

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By MarEx 2017-02-10 11:21:10

As part of reshaping the executive team, the Wilhelmsen group adds two senior vice presidents to its group management team. Mr. Erik Nyheim will be responsible for Wilhelmsen’s investments in ships service (marine products and agency), safety products and solutions (Survitec), governmental services and Qube, while Mr. Jan Eyvin Wang will be responsible for following up ship management, insurance services, Treasure ASA and NorSea Group.

“I am pleased to see Erik and Jan Eyvin joining our team,” says Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO at Wilhelmsen. “The two have extensive strategic and operational experience from the maritime and logistics industry. In addition, they have a broad functional and international experience from various leadership positions including key roles in several turnaround, transformation and M&A processes.”

The SVP’s responsibility includes supporting the business entities’ future growth, focusing on key performance indicators, and ensuring the entities operate according to the Wilhelmsen group’s governing elements. Mr. Wang comes from the position as president and CEO of Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA and has more than 30 years of experience within the maritime industry. Mr. Nyheim has been with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics since 2005 and is currently chief commercial officer in Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. Before joining the shipping industry, Nyheim worked for The Boston Consulting Group.

Mr. Nyheim and Mr. Wang will join the group management team on or around 1 April, following the announced merger of Wallenius’ and Wilhelmsen’s shipping and logistics investments.

President and CEO of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, Mr. Dag Schjerven, has decided to step down according to his retirement agreement at the end of the second quarter. 

“I would like to thank Dag for a fantastic journey since we established maritime services in 2005,” says Wilhelmsen. “Dag has been a driving force in developing our maritime service segment from USD 100 million to a substantial part of our portfolio of businesses. In the coming months, Dag will finish a couple of strategic projects and ensure a proper handover of the maritime service portfolio to the new heads of industrial investments. He will also continue to sit on the board of Survitec Group.”

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