Executive Management

Martin Ackermann

Martin Ackermann

Chief Executive Officer

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Martin Ackermann, born 1977, is Chief Executive Officer of BW LPG. He has over a decade of international management experience within the maritime industry.  Before joining BW LPG, Mr Ackermann was Chief Executive Officer of Evergas A/S and Managing Director of Eitzen Gas and B-Gas, where he led the rejuvenation of the former Eitzen Gas fleet. 

Mr Ackermann was previously with Sigas Kosan A/S from 2003 and 2005 and with Lauritzen Kosan A/S from 1998-2003. He has received executive qualifications from INSEAD, China Europe International Business School, The Oxford Princeton Programme and Copenhagen Business School. Mr Ackermann is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. 

BW LPG Shareholding: 200,806 shares

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Niels Rigault

Niels Rigault

Senior Vice President, Commercial

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Niels Rigault, born 1976, is Senior Vice President, Commercial of BW LPG. He has 15 years of experience in competitive shipbroking and in all areas of maritime LPG. Prior to joining BW LPG, Mr Rigault was Senior Partner and Member of the Project department at Inge Steensland where he was responsible for long term time charters, newbuildings and second hand vessel transactions. He joined Inge Steensland as a broker in 2006. 

Mr Rigault started his career as a broker at Lorentzen and Stemoco A/S in 2002. He holds a Bachelor in Business Economics from Vrije Unviveriteit Brussel / Vesalius College and a degree in Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School. 

BW LPG Shareholding: 66,000 shares

 

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Elaine Ong

Elaine Ong

Chief Financial Officer

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Elaine Ong, born 1972, is Chief Financial Officer of BW LPG.  She has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Finance.  Ms Ong is responsible for the Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, Investor Relations and Information Technology departments at BW LPG.

Prior to this, Ms Ong was Senior Vice President, Finance and Head of the Finance organization at BW Group. She joined BW Group as Vice President, Finance in 2011. 

From 2009 to 2011,  Ms Ong was the Internal Audit Lead for Kraft Foods Asia Pacific and prior to that, she was with Teekay Corporation based in Vancouver and Singapore from 1999-2009, holding various positions in Finance.  Her last position at Teekay was Vice President, Global Financial Projects & Systems and Regional Controller for Asia Pacific.  

 Ms Ong started her post-graduate career with Ernst & Young in Vancouver, Canada from 1993-1999and is a Chartered Accountant (1996) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  

BW LPG Shareholding: 9,985 shares

 

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Pontus Berg

Pontus Berg

Senior Vice President, Technical and Operations

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Pontus Berg, born 1976, is Senior Vice President, Ship Owner’s Representative of BW LPG. He has over 20 years of shipping experience of which his past eight have been in senior technical managerial positions in Ship Operating and Technical Management companies. Mr Berg has worked in all ranks in engineering, up to and as Chief Engineer.

Previously, Mr Berg was General Manager and Director General of Greenship Gas France, a Jaccar Group Company. There he headed a fleet of Ethylene carriers and a series of Multigas dual-fuelled new buildings.  Prior to this he worked as Technical Manager in Evergas A/S and in Eitzen Gas. Mr Berg holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Kalmar Merchant Marine University and is a member of the Lloyd's Registers Southeast Asia Technical Committee and DNV-GL.

BW LPG Shareholding: 5,748 shares

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