Angelicoussis Shipping Group, Greece’s largest shipowner, has ended its 12-month long search for a Deputy CEO with the appointment of Norwegian Sveinung Stohle.

On 12 October, the group’s owner Maria Angelicoussis told employees that Stohle is now joining the company. “I am delighted to announce that Mr Sveinung Stohle will join the Group, as my deputy CEO, in Athens early next year,” said Maria Angelicoussis in an internal letter to staff.

Stohle, 62, has resigned as Chief Executive of Hoegh LNG Holdings to take up the position with responsibility understood to extend across the entire range of the Greek firm’s more than 100 tankers, LNG carriers and 50 bulk carriers.

“Sveinung’s extensive industry experience will add strength, depth and quality to our existing team,” said Angelicoussis. Maria Angelicoussi, 39, who took over the top position at the Athens-based company in April, when her father John died of a heart attack said she will continue as group chief executive “involved in all aspects of the business”.

 “I look forward to working closely with Sveinung in relation to the many near-term transitional challenges and opportunities in our industry,” said Angelicoussis.

His appointment comes after the departure last year of John Platsidakis and Stavros Hatzigrigoris, trusted Angelicoussis lieutenants for three decades.

“I am very excited to have this unique opportunity to join the Angelicoussis Group and I very much look forward to working closely with Maria and the team to continue growing the company for the future,” said Stohle in a press statement issued by the Angelicoussis Group after the internal letter to staff.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News