Shipowners Forum Oslo

Lillestrøm / 4 June 2019

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Put your questions to a hand-picked panel of shipping’s most experienced and knowledgeable individuals, learn and challenge their business strategies and discover what makes them tick.  Among the speakers, you will hear from:

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Peter Anker
Senior Advisor, Broking & Investment Banking
Clarksons PLC
M. Sc. Norwegian School of Business & Economics 1982 Vice President R.S. Platou Houston Inc. 1982 – 1986 President of the Norwegian Shipbrokers Association 1994 - 1996 CEO R.S. Platou AS 1987 – 2015 President, Broking & Investment Banking , Clarksons Platou AS 2015 – 2019 Senior Advisor, Broking & Investment Banking, Clarksons Platou 2019 –
Yngvil Åsheim
Managing Director
Yngvil Åsheim is the Managing Director of BW LNG. BW LNG have a fleet of 24 LNG carriers and 3 FSRU with ambitions to grow both in traditional LNG shipping and in floating LNG infrastructure. She joined BW on 1 November 2010 as Managing Director for BW Fleet Management and became Managing Director for BW Shipping in October 2013; and Managing Director for BW LNG in November 2015. She holds a Masters in Marine Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU). Åsheim started her career at DNV as a surveyor in 1993 and held various positions within the classification society. In 2002, she joined Höegh Fleet Services, where she started as a fleet manager. After a year, she took on the role of President, responsible for all ship management activities for the Höegh Group. Subsequently, she was appointed as EVP of Höegh Autoliners responsible for global operation and ship management. Åsheim has also held several board positions and is currently a Director of Gard P&I (Bermuda) Ltd.
Julian Bray
Julian Bray is Editor-in-Chief of TradeWinds, the shipping business news publisher which since its launch 25 years ago has become a reference point for decision makers in the industry. During a career in business journalism, he has won awards for both reporting and editing and built a track record of product innovation having lead numerous newspaper, magazine and website launches and relaunches. In addition to his specialist knowledge of maritime commerce, he has also been a Correspondent for the Reuters news agency, written for national newspapers and magazines, and made television and radio appearances. Away from the office, a love of the natural work often takes him to wild and mountainous regions to walk, cycle, climb and watch wildlife with family and friends. He also has a passionate interest in politics, culture and music.
Jan Dieleman
Jan Dieleman is president of Cargill’s ocean transportation business, based in Geneva, Switzerland. During his 18-year career with the company, Jan has managed multiple businesses in the U.S. and Europe. Jan joined Cargill in 1999 working as a management trainee in Amsterdam. During the next decade, Jan gained considerable experience as a trading manager across freight, grain, and energy markets. He was appointed the head of Cargill’s coal trading business in 2012 and subsequently led Cargill’s North America power and gas unit. In 2016, Jan moved into his current position as president of the ocean transportation business and also joined Cargill’s Global Corporate Risk Committee. He immediately identified sustainable shipping as a foremost priority within the ocean transportation strategy. He is currently leading his team to realize tangible progress under the United Nations framework for sustainable development. Jan is seeking to drive progress across the maritime industry, as well. In 2016, he became a non-executive director of the Carbon War Room, an organization that focuses on the decarbonization of maritime transportation. He has advocated publicly for higher standards and transformation across the industry as shipping plays an increasingly important role in a sustainable global economy. A native of the Netherlands, Jan graduated from the University of Maastricht with a master’s degree in economics, marketing, and organization.
Elisabeth Grieg
Co-owner and Chair of the Board
Grieg Group/Grieg Star
Co-owner of the Grieg Group and a member of the founding family, Chair of Grieg Maturitas, Grieg Star and member of several boards in the Group. She is vice chair of G2 Ocean AS and board member of TGS Nopec ASA. She served as the first female president of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association. Grieg has also served as Chairman of the Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits (GIEK) and board member of Nordea AB, Norsk Hydro and Statoil. Grieg is well known for her strong social commitment through her work as a board member of both SOS Children's Villages in Norway and Grieg Foundation. She is a recognized business leader who is strongly committed to the need for sustainable business development and the fight against climate change.
Kristin Holth
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Industries
Kristin has been with DNB since 1984 and after 6 years as Head of DNB Americas, she became Global Head of DNBs Shipping, Offshore & Logistics Division in 2013. DNB is one of the worlds leading Shipping, Offshore and Logistics financial institution with clients in all major segments globally, and presence in the important maritime hubs (Oslo, Bergen, London, Athens, New York and Singapore). From 1.9.2017 Kristin she was appointed Global Head of Ocean Industries Division in DNB. This new division includes Shipping, offshore, logistics, oil & gas, oilfield services and seafood, all important industries for DNB. Prior to becoming head of DNB’s Shipping, Offshore & Logistics Division, her responsibilities as head of DNB Americas included responsibilities for the Banks branches in New York and Santiago de Chile as well as Representative offices in Houston and Rio de Janeiro. Kristin has also held various management positions in DNB’s Shipping and Offshore & Logistics in Oslo, Norway and in London, UK. Kristin was examined from the Norwegian Business School (BI) in 1984.
Øystein Kalleklev
Flex LNG Management AS
Mr. Kalleklev joined the Group in October 2017, after serving as Chief Financial Officer of Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers since 2013 and Chairman of the General Partner of the MLP KNOT Offshore Partners from 2015 to 2017. Previous roles include Chief Financial Officer of industrial investment company Umoe Group, Managing Director of Umoe Invest, Partner of investment bank Clarksons Platou and Business Consultant at Accenture. Mr. Kalleklev holds a MSc in Business and Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and a Bachelor in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University. Mr. Kalleklev was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Flex LNG Management AS in August 2018.
Hans Christian Kjelsrud
Global Head of Shipping and Offshore Finance
Hans Christian Kjelsrud became Global Head of Shipping and Offshore Finance at SEB in January 2019. Prior to joining SEB, he was Global Head of Shipping, Offshore and Oil Services at Nordea from 2011 to 2018, and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nordea New York from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Kjelsrud holds a degree in economics and business administration from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen.
Even Matre Ellingsen
Group CEO
Astrup Fearnley AS
Even Matre Ellingsen was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Astrup Fearnley AS on March 31st 2019 after serving as Chief Executive Officer for Fearnley Securities since 2012. Even has more than 25 years of financial services and investment banking experience as an advisor to top management and major institutional investors globally. His primary focus has been on maritime companies within oil & energy services, shipping and rig/asset heavy industries. Prior to joining Fearnley Securities in 2012, Even spent 18 years at Pareto Securities as a Director and Senior Partner. Between 2002-2004, he was Founding Managing Partner and CEO of Borea, a private investment company situated in Bergen, Norway. Even holds an MSc and MBA from The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and is a Certified European Financial Analyst by The Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts.
Ivar Myklebust
Höegh Autoliners
Ivar Hansson Myklebust started his career with Anders Wilhelmsen & Co in 1994 as Project Manager. He has worked in Pareto Securities as Shipping Analyst; in Nordea Markets as Head of Equity and Research and also Head of Corporate Finance Norway until 2007, when he joined D/S Norden as Chief Financial Officer. Since 2009 he has been Head of Strategy and Special Projects in Nordea, Shipping, Offshore and Oil Services until he joined Höegh Autoliners in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In December 2017, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Myklebust holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).