BW is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr Jakob Bergholdt as Group CFO.
Mr Bergholdt has spent over 16 years in Asia, and has held key finance positions in well-respected shipping conglomerates. Mr Bergholdt holds a Bachelor’s degree from Copenhagen Business School, a diploma-degree (HD-R) in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School, and an MBA (Hons) from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
BW Group CEO Carsten Mortensen says: “Jakob is an outstanding leader in the maritime sector with a deep understanding of shipping finance. He is an excellent addition to the BW Group leadership team, and we will count on him to help chart BW’s next phase of growth. We warmly welcome Jakob to the team”.
Mr Bergholdt says “I am delighted to be appointed as Group CFO of a well-respected company. I look forward to working in a company that I admire, especially since I will be based in a country I call home.”
Mr Bergholdt will assume his role on 2 January 2017.
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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.