Oslo/Singapore, 15 May 2019 – Epic Gas Ltd. (ticker “EPIC-ME“, “Epic Gas“ or the “Company“), the leading LPG shipping solutions company, today announced that Charles Maltby has stepped down as Chairman of Epic Gas and that the Board has appointed Andreas Sohmen-Pao as Chairman.
Charles Maltby remains a Board member and CEO of Epic Gas.
Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group, BW Offshore, BW LPG, Hafnia and the Singapore Maritime Foundation.
In addition, Esben Poulsson has been appointed as independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Charles Maltby, CEO of Epic Gas, commented:
“It is with great pleasure that the Board of Epic Gas appoints Andreas as our new Chairman. Andreas brings unmatched industry knowledge and insight and will be a tremendous asset in leading our board. We also welcome Esben as independent Non-Executive Director.”
About Epic Gas Ltd.
Epic Gas owns and operates a fleet of fully pressurised gas carriers providing seaborne services for the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and petrochemicals. The company controls a fleet of 40 vessels which serve the international supply chains of leading oil majors and commodity traders throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. The Company’s shares are traded over the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker “EPIC-ME”.
About Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group, BW Offshore, BW LPG, Hafnia and Singapore Maritime Foundation. He is also a non-executive director of Singapore National Parks Board, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Mr Sohmen-Pao was previously Chief Executive Officer of BW Group. He has also served as a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, The London P&I Club, The Esplanade Co Ltd, Sport Singapore and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore amongst others.
About Esben Poulsson
Esben Poulsson has worked in the maritime industry for over 45 years, holding a variety of senior management positions in Hong Kong, London, Copenhagen and Singapore and is Executive Chairman of ENESEL PTE. LTD., a Singapore based container ship owning entity, all under the Singapore Flag. He is a Non-Executive Director of X-Press Feeders Ltd., of Hafnia Tankers Pte. Ltd. and of Nordic Shipholding A/S. He is non-executive Chairman of Cambiaso Risso Asia Pte. Ltd. and of Tamar Shipmanagement Ltd. and serves as Senior Advisor to Straits Tankers Pte. Ltd. He also serves on the Board of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). He is President of the Singapore Shipping Association and an Advisory Panel Member of the Singapore Maritime Foundation, and serves as Chairman of the London-based International Chamber of Shipping.
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This post was written by Joseph Sugananth