Thomas Wøidemann appointed COO
After more than 15 years with the Lauritzen Group, of which the last six years as President of Lauritzen Kosan, and since March 2017 also as interim head of our dry bulk activities, Thomas Wøidemann has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of J. Lauritzen with effect from 1 July 2017.
Thomas Wøidemann will be responsible for the commercial and operational activities of Lauritzen Bulkers as well as Lauritzen Kosan.
“The promotion should be seen in the light of our strategic ambition of being the technologically advanced, focused, and leading operator in the handysize bulk and small gas carrier segments”, says Mads P. Zacho, CEO of J. Lauritzen adding that “Thomas Wøidemann is the ideal candidate to promote our strategic goals”.
Thomas Wøidemann will continue to be reporting to CEO Mads P. Zacho.
About Thomas Wøidemann 43 years old Thomas Wøidemann had his shipping training with K. I. Larsen. During 2001-02 he worked as shipbroker at Atlas Marine in Houston, USA before joining Lauritzen Kosan in 2002. From 2003 to 2005, he worked as chartering manager at Exmar Kosan, Hong Kong. Wøidemann was promoted Vice President of Lauritzen Kosan in 2005, Senior Vice President in 2006 before taking over full responsibility of our gas carrier activities as President of Lauritzen Kosan in 2011.