Erik Lewenhaupt is to take over the helm at Concordia Maritime as Kim Ullman retires.

Lewenhaupt, the Head of Sustainability for Stena Line, will take over from Ullman as CEO of Concordia Maritime on 1 January 2022.

Ullman is retiring from Concordia Maritime after a 45-year long career in shipping and was involved in starting Stena’s tanker business, now divided between Stena Bulk and Concordia Maritime. He has been CEO of Concordia Maritime for the last eight years.

“After 45 years in the shipping business, Kim Ullman has decided to retire. Kim is recognised in the market as a skilled and driven ‘shipping man’ and as such has made important contributions in a cyclical and at times challenging market. We will miss Kim’s drive, market insight and friendship,” said Carl-Johan Hagman, Chairman of the Board of Concordia Maritime.

New CEO Lewenhaupt started his tanker career at Nordström & Thulin in 1996, and was later recruited to Stena Bulk, where he was tanker chartering manager in both Gothenburg and Singapore.

“It is really exciting to be able to welcome Erik Lewenhaupt back to tanker shipping. Erik has extensive experience in both tanker shipping and sustainability – two key areas as we look ahead. We wish him success in navigating the cyclical and volatile tanker market from his new position,” Hagman said.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News