Martin Ackerman, previously CEO of BW LPG is joining Singapore-headquartered ship manager Synergy Group as CCO.

As CCO of Synergy Ackermann will be responsible for finance, commercial, strategy and transformation intervention.

Ackermann has been a strategic advisor to Synergy since the beginning of the year and as of 1 September took up the role of the group’s CCO based in its Copenhagen office.

He comes onboard in the same month Synergy announced it would be taking over the technical management of the entire of Danish shipowner Maersk Tankers.

Synergy CEO and founder Rajesh Unni commented: “He brings to Synergy Group passionate customer focus and in-depth capital markets experience. As the world’s ship owners focus on reducing emissions, digitalising business models and moving towards a decarbonized future, I can think of no one better to join Synergy Group to assist our customers with these major tasks while also ensuring our operations meet the highest quality, efficiency and safety standards.”

Most recently CEO of Oslo-listed BW LPG, Ackermann was previously CEO of Evergas, Managing Director of Eitzen Gas, Managing Director of B-Gas and a board member of the World LPG Association.

The role at BW LPG saw Ackermann working closely with Synergy.

“Having enjoyed a successful partnership with Synergy Group as a customer for many years, I am thrilled to be able to join this side of the shipping business,” said Ackermann.

“People, systems, transparency and trust are the foundations of our business model and our means of driving long-term scale benefits for our customers.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime News