Norwegian Thome Appoints Danish Managing Director

Bjorn Hojgaard, a Danish national, has been appointed managing director of the Norwegian company Thome Ship Management, one of Singapore’s leading mangers specialising in oil and gas (LNG and Lpg) tankers, with immediate effect. The 39-year-old will report directly to Thome Group President and Chief Executive Officer Olav Eek Thorstensen.
Hojgaard who comes from an AP Moller position in Hong Kong was managing director of AP Moller Singapore between 2000 and 2002. He joined the AP Moller Group in 1993 and is a graduate of the Maersk Advanced Education Scheme for the training of officers. Hed also holds a Ship’s Masters’ degree from the Svendborg Navigationsskole in Denmark.
Thome Group President and Chief Executive Officer Olav Eek Thorstensen has high expectations.
“We are putting in place the new generation of managers who will take Thome Ship Management to its next stage of development. Our company has been expanding faster than ever before in recent times and with Bjorn Hojgaard’s appointment I believe we have recruited a person with the all-round managerial ability and leadership skills to ensure that Thome continues to be recognised globally as a leading ship manager.”

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