BW is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr Carsten Mortensen as Group CEO.
Current BW Group CEO Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao will join the BW Group Board of Directors and remain actively involved in the group, including on the board of subsidiaries BW Offshore, BW LPG and BW Pacific.
BW has significantly broadened its scope of activity in the past decade across multiple maritime sectors and is well positioned for future growth. Andreas Sohmen-Pao says: “Carsten is an outstanding leader in the maritime sector and is an ideal candidate to lead BW into the next phase of growth. We warmly welcome Carsten to the team”.
About BW Group
BW Group is a leading global maritime group involved in shipping, floating gas infrastructure and deepwater oil & gas production, and has been delivering energy and other vital commodities for more than 80 years, with a current fleet of over 180 ships. The group was founded by Sir YK Pao in Hong Kong in 1955 as World-Wide Shipping. In 2003, the group acquired Bergesen, Norway’s largest shipping company founded in 1935, and in 2005, the business was re-branded as BW. Today, BW Group operates the world’s largest gas shipping fleet (LNG and LPG combined), with a total of over 70 large gas vessels including FSRUs (floating storage and regasification units). BW Offshore operates the world’s second largest floating oil and gas production fleet (FPSOs), with 16 units in US, Brazil, Mexico, West Africa, North Sea, and Australasia. BW’s fleet also includes crude oil supertankers, refined oil tankers, chemical tankers and dry bulk carriers.
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