New COO in Torvald Klaveness


New COO in Torvald Klaveness

Ernst Andre Meyer has been employed as new COO in Torvald Klaveness and will join the company on May 1st, 2019. He replaces Bent Martini who will leave Klaveness by end of March to become COO at Hurtigruten.

Mr Meyer is today Executive Vice President in DNV GL with global responsibility for Offshore Classification. He joined DNV GL in 2001 as Risk Management Consultant and has since 2004 held various senior management positions in Oslo, Houston and Singapore. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President and COO for Asia Pacific in DNV GL Oil & Gas, where one of his responsibilities were ship classification in the South-East Asia. Before joining DNV GL, he worked six years with Statoil/Navion (Statoil’s shipping company) in Stavanger as a project engineer, amongst others responsible for following up the marine part of a drill ship new building. He is educated as a Master of Science at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) in 1995.

The COO is part of Klaveness Corporate Management team and is responsible for a wide range of operational activities within Klaveness:

  • Klaveness Ship Management, managing the fleet of Combination Carriers and Container vessels

  • Technical & Maritime Projects, including newbuilding programs and contract negotiations with shipyards

  • Commercial Operations of all vessels operated within Torvald Klaveness

  • Corporate IT and Development, servicing all Klaveness activities

  • Klaveness Operations Manila, Klaveness’ global support hub

  • Vessel Performance, optimization of fuel performance across the Klaveness activities

  • Future Operations Pilot, piloting application of new technology in Operations

“I am very happy to have Ernst Meyer joining the team” says Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Torvald Klaveness. He continues: “His combination of deep technical and operational background, strong leadership credentials and extensive international experience makes him perfect for this job.”

About Torvald Klaveness:

Torvald Klaveness is a global shipping company operating around 130 vessels including dry-bulk vessels, combination carriers and container vessels. Since the foundation of the company in 1946, growth has been achieved through new and innovative ways of providing cost-efficient and predictable logistics services to customers. Klaveness is one of the leading service providers and dry-bulk operators in the world and carries around 60 million tons of cargo and makes more than 1,100 vessel fixtures each year. Klaveness is also a leading provider of digital solutions to the shipping industry and has leading, cloud based solutions for deep sea logistics and performance management.

For more information please contact:
Lasse Kristoffersen, President and CEO Torvald Klaveness
Telephone +47 2252 6238

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