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Lauritzen Bulkers is looking for a new CEO

Niels Josefsen, CEO of Lauritzen Bulkers, is retiring. The Danish shipping company is looking for a successor.

Over the past five years, Josefsen has been instrumental in transforming Lauritzen Bulkers into a successful business platform specialising in the operation and ownership of bulkers in the handysize segment. [ds_preview]

Now, according to the shipping company, the manager has decided to retire. The board has initiated a process to find the next CEO of Lauritzen Bulkers, it says. However, Josefsen will remain in his current position until his successor is in place to ensure a smooth transition for the company.

“It has been a real pleasure to lead Lauritzen Bulkers over the past five years and I am proud of what we have achieved as a team. I will miss my colleagues and the company, and I will do everything I can to ensure that the transition to the next generation of leadership is as smooth as possible,” says Niels Josefsen.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and on behalf of J. Lauritzen, I would like to thank Niels for his tireless efforts and energy, which have been instrumental in making Lauritzen Bulkers the strong platform it is today. We wish Niels all the best for his retirement,” says Kristian Mørch, Chairman of Lauritzen Bulkers.

Lauritzen Bulkers operates and owns bulk carriers in the handysize segment. The fleet currently comprises around 100 vessels, eight of which are owned. The company employs around 110 people and has offices in Copenhagen, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong and Poland. The shipping company is wholly owned by the maritime investment and holding company J. Lauritzen, which also holds stakes in BW Epic Kosan (36%), Dan Swift (100%), Lauritzen NexGen (100%), Cadeler (3%) as well as Navigare Capital, Dee4 Capital and NRP.

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