Effective as of 21 February 2014, Nordic Tankers Group appoints Per Sylvester Jensen as President & CEO. Claus Thornberg leaves Nordic Tankers by mutual agreement and will continue with the company during a transition period.
Per Sylvester Jensen (57) began his career in shipping in 1980 and has extensive commercial and operational experience with chemical tanker activities from senior executive positions with Eitzen Chemical, Clarkson Shipping Services and Odfjell. Most recently, Per Sylvester Jensen served as CEO of Eitzen Chemical and contributed to strengthening the company’s position as a market leading chemical tanker operator.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Terje Askvig: “Per Sylvester Jensen is a highly-regarded senior executive with an excellent track record and a unique background from the chemical tanker industry. We are excited to have him on board to execute on Nordic Tankers’ growth strategy. On behalf of the Board of Directors and myself, I would like to thank Claus Thornberg for his dedication and contribution to the company in the recent four years.”
Per Sylvester Jensen said: “Nordic Tankers’ management and employees are widely recognised as a high-caliber team, and the company has a strong foundation for growth. I am thrilled to get the opportunity to work with such dedicated professionals to continue the consolidation of the chemical tanker industry.”
Nordic Tankers, February 21, 2014