Ekmann Named CEO of Uni-Tankers
Tanker ship operator Uni-Tankers, part of the USTC group, has appointed Per Ekmann as its new CEO.
“I’m both happy and proud to have the opportunity to lead the way forward at this important stage in the company’s history. Uni-Tankers is based on proud and strong values, and with the recent implemented changes, the foundation is in place to realise our strategy together with our skilled employees,” said Per Ekmann.
In future, the Uni-Tankers Executive Board will comprise Per Ekmann, CEO, and Thomas Thomsen, CFO.
“Per is a strong commercial force with a clear management style and a proven ability to execute. I’m convinced that he will be able to develop the company in accordance with the agreed plan, and at the same time exploit market opportunities,” said owner of the company Torben Østergaard-Nielsen on the appointment of Uni-Tankers’ new CEO
He added: “Per brings many years of experience in shipping, and a deep insight in Uni-Tankers’ niche area within chemical tankers. This combined with the fact that Per has already been part of the Uni-Tankers executive board for several years gives him an in-depth understanding of the company’s business model and potential.”
The Danish tanker owner is busy gearing for the future and positioning itself in the best possible way in relation to the market. The process kicked off in 2018 and has since then resulted in several new initiatives.
Over the past months, Uni-Tankers has conducted a widescale review of the company’s strategy. The process, that has included a detailed assessment of all strategic elements, has been carried out to ensure that the plan is explicit – both in relation to the market and the development of the company.
“This is, of course, an ongoing process, but the main areas of the strategy are now in place. This applies, among other things, to the segments where Uni-Tankers will be working in future – both in terms of products, customers, geography, ship type and size and, not least, the age of the individual ship,” says owner Torben Østergaard-Nielsen.