BW Epic Kosan Board Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee assists the Board of the Company in fulfilling its responsibilities in relation to internal control and financial reporting, and carries out certain oversight functions on behalf of the Board. Click here to download the terms of reference for the Audit Committee.

Rita Granlund
Rita Granlund
Chair

Ms. Granlund has over 35 years of audit experience, including 23 years as partner in PwC. She was Territory Assurance Leader in PwC Norway for 6 years and industry leader Transportation and Logistics for 13 years. Ms. Granlund has extensive audit and transaction experience from listed companies within various industries, including shipping and offshore. She has completed INSEAD International Directors Programme with Certificate in Corporate Governance in 2020/2021 and the Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants Academy for Sustainability reporting in 2022. She is a State Authorized Public Accountant (Norway). Ms. Granlund is currently CEO of Permian AIF Depository AS and Head of Sustainability in the Permian Group. She is also a non-executive director of Shelf Drilling North Sea Ltd.

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Nicholas Lykiardopulo
Nicholas Lykiardopulo
Nicholas joined the Board in 2017, and brings many years of experience in shipping, commodities and finance. Within his family shipping business, Neda Maritime, he was involved in purchases, disposals and financing of numerous shipping assets, he has also advised on investments in private equity and financial products, both on behalf of Neda as well as in his role as Director of The UK Mutual Steamship Association of Bermuda. Nicholas is on the Board of Diorasis International SA, an alternative Investment Advisory firm based in Luxembourg. He holds an MA from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
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Kristian Verner Mørch
Kristian Verner Mørch

Kristian has more than 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, working across both Europe and Asia. He currently serves as CEO of J.Lauritzen, and at the same time he also serves as Chairman of Maersk Broker and Director of G&O and as special advisor to Aker Capital. He was CEO of Odfjell SE until May 2022. Prior to that, he was partner and CEO of Clipper Group, and before that had a career at A.P.Moller-Maersk – most significantly as COO of Maersk Tankers. He has served on the boards of Odfjell SE, Nordic Shipholding, Danish Ferries and Broström. Kristian holds an MBA from IMD Switzerland, and has attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

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Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee determines and agrees with the Board the remuneration policy for the senior management of the Company and monitors the structures and levels of remuneration. Click here to download the terms of reference for the Remuneration Committee.

Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Chairman

Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group and listed affiliates BW Offshore, BW LPG, Hafnia, BW Epic Kosan, BW Energy and Cadeler. He is also Chairman of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Mr Sohmen-Pao was previously Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation and has served as a non-executive director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, London P&I Club, Singapore Symphonia Company, National Parks Board Singapore, Sport Singapore and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore amongst others. Mr Sohmen-Pao graduated from Oxford University in England with an honours degree in Oriental Studies and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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Tommy Thomsen
Tommy Thomsen

Tommy brings over 35 years of experience in shipping, logistics, finance and international business. He is currently CEO of the Lauritzen Foundation and it’s holding company Lauritzen Fonden Holding. He also serves as Chairman of J. Lauritzen and Vice Chairman of Lauritzen Bulkers. Tommy was previously the CEO of Denmark’s Investment Fund for Developing Countries and before that CEO of Nordic Tankers and prior partner in Clipper Group. He has also had a long career in A.P. Moller-Maersk, latest as member of the executive board with responsibility of APM Terminals and other activities. He was also the CEO of Maersk Inc. based in USA. Further he earlier held the responsibility of Maersk Tankers. Tommy is Chairman of The Danish Maritime Fund and C.W. Obel and serves as non-executive director of PSA International and also serves on the Panama Canal advisory board. He also holds several other board memberships within the Lauritzen Group of companies.

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