Management Team

Martin AckermannChief Executive Officer

Martin Ackermann has more than two decades of experience within the maritime industry of which more than a decade in international executive management roles. Prior to BW LPG, Mr Ackermann has served as CEO of Evergas and Managing Director of both Eitzen Gas and B-Gas.

Mr Ackermann holds executive qualifications from INSEAD, China Europe International Business School, The Oxford Princeton Programme and Copenhagen Business School. Mr Ackermann is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and board member of World LPG Association.

Elaine OngChief Financial Officer

Elaine Ong has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Finance. Prior to joining BW LPG in 2015, Ms Ong was Senior Vice President at BW Group since 2011. She had also held various Finance leadership positions at Kraft Foods and Teekay Corporation.

Ms Ong is a Chartered Accountant (1996) with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of British Columbia.

Niels RigaultExecutive Vice President, Commercial

Niels Rigault has 15 years of experience in competitive shipbroking. Prior to joining BW LPG in 2016, he was Senior Partner and Member of the Project department at Inge Steensland. He holds a bachelor’s in business economics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Vesalius College and a degree in Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.

Pontus BergExecutive Vice President, Technical and Operations

Pontus Berg has over 20 years of shipping experience from Ship Owners and Technical Management companies. Mr Berg has sailed up to the rank of Chief Engineer.

Prior to joining BW LPG in 2015, Mr Berg was General Manager & Director General of Greenship Gas France and prior that Technical Manager in Evergas and in Eitzen Gas. Mr Berg holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Kalmar Merchant Marine University.

Prodyut Banerjee Vice President, Operations

Captain Prodyut Banerjee has more than 18 years in Global Operations in the Maritime industry. He was the General Manager of Global Operations at BW Group back in 2012 and had held various leadership positions with the Group since 2005. Prior to joining BW, he was with Exxon Mobil for a total of 15 years, at sea and in shore positions.

Knut-Helge KnutsenVice President, Technical

Knut-Helge Knutsen has been in global leadership positions in the Maritime Industry for the last 18 years. Before joining BW back in 2013, he was Regional Manager in VPS. Mr. Knutsen has previously worked 11 years for DNVGL leading various technical disciplines in Norway and in South Korea. He holds a Master degree in Marine Engineering from NTNU in Norway and Global Business Leadership qualifications from IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Jo MoffatVice President, Product Services

Jo Moffat has over 25 years of experience in LPG markets with her main focus on LPG trading. Her career started in Mobil Oil as an engineer before joining Ferrell Intl as an LPG trader where she stayed for 18 years. Before joining BW LPG she held commercial leadership positions at Shell Intl Trading Ltd and SKGas Pte Ltd in Singapore.

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