Golden Ocean: Lars-Christian Svensen appointed permanent CEO

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Golden Ocean Group has made Lars-Christian Svensen permanent chief executive.

“The board is delighted to have appointed Lars-Christian Svensen, who has demonstrated his abilities serving as interim CEO. We are confident Lars-Christian will be successful in his work, building shareholder value for Golden Ocean,” said Ola Lorentzon, chairman of the company.

Before becoming interim CEO from Ulrik Andersen, Svensen was Golden Ocean’s CCO from December 2020. He also previously served as senior vice president in Norway and president of US trading activities in Seattle for Western Bulk. Before that, Svensen was a downstream analyst for Petredec and a tanker broker for Cmarine Services in Singapore.