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Thome appoints new managing director

Thome appoints new managing director

Singapore: Bjorn Hojgaard has been appointed managing director of 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, a Danish national, joins Thome Ship Management after a successful career with the AP Moller Group which he joined in 1993. He was most recently the managing director of a wholly owned subsidiary of AP Moller in Hong Kong. Prior to that he was managing director of AP Moller Singapore between 2000 and 2002. He is a graduate of the Maersk Advanced Education Scheme for the training of officers and also holds a Ship's Masters' degree from the Svendborg Navigationsskole in Denmark.

Thorstensen commented: "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."  [06/02/08]