Sprotte, who was ceo of OSM, replaces Franck Kayser as ceo of the world’s largest ship management operation. He will be based in Hamburg and report directly to René Kofod-Olsen, ceo of V.Group.
Kayser meanwhile will be with remaining with V.Group having requested a change in responsibilities and will head up its activities in Denmark.
Kofod-Olsen said: “I am delighted to welcome Bjoern to V.Group. He has an extensive depth and breadth of experience in the maritime industry and possesses the commercial, technical and operational skills and knowledge to deliver sustainable benefits to our customers.
“Franck has made a significant contribution to V.Group over the last two and a half years. He will assume the role of managing director, Denmark and will focus his energy on strategic growth opportunities in this important market, with a view to growing both our ship management and broader service offerings.”
Sprotte commented: “The global maritime industry is in a transition towards decarbonisation, while response to Covid-19 continues to influence safe and efficient ship operations. V.Group provides strong support to customers and crew through a breadth of service offerings and capabilities, underpinned by a state-of-the-art digital platform and a truly global presence.”
It is the second leadership change at top ship manager in recent weeks with Frank Coles recently announcing he was quitting as ceo of Wallem Group in Hong Kong.
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