Executive Management
Experienced, Effective and Diverse Leadership

Martin Ackermann

Martin Ackermann
Chief Executive Officer

Born: 1977

Resident of: Singapore

Nationality: Danish

Martin Ackermann has over a decade of international management experience within the maritime industry. Before joining BW LPG, Mr Ackermann was Chief Executive Officer of Evergas A/S and Managing Director of Eitzen Gas and B-Gas, where he led the rejuvenation of the former Eitzen Gas fleet.

Mr Ackermann was previously with Sigas Kosan A/S from 2003 to 2005 and with Lauritzen Kosan A/S from 1998 to 2003. He has received 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.

Elaine Ong

Elaine Ong
Chief Financial Officer

Born: 1972

Resident of: Singapore

Nationality: Singaporean

Elaine Ong has over 20 years’ of experience in all aspects of Finance. She joined BW Group as Vice President, Finance in 2011 and her last held the position with the Group was Senior Vice President, Finance. Before joining BW Group, Ms Ong was the Internal Audit Lead for Kraft Foods Asia Pacific from 2009 to 2011.

Prior to that, Ms Ong was with Teekay Corporation from 1999 to 2009 and held various finance roles both in Vancouver, Canada and in Singapore. Her last position at Teekay was Vice President, Global Financial Projects & Systems and Regional Controller for Asia Pacific. Ms Ong started her post-graduate career with Ernst & Young in Vancouver, Canada from 1993 to 1999 and is a Chartered Accountant (1996) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Niels Rigault

Niels Rigault
Senior Vice President, Commercial

Born: 1976

Resident of: Singapore

Nationality: Norwegian

Niels Rigault has 15 years of experience in competitive shipbroking and in all areas of maritime LPG. Prior to joining BW LPG, Mr Rigault was Senior Partner and Member of the Project department at Inge Steensland where he was responsible for long-term time charters, newbuildings and secondhand vessel transactions. He joined Inge Steensland as a broker in 2006.

Mr Rigault started his career as a broker at Lorentzen and Stemoco A/S in 2002. He holds a Bachelor in Business Economics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Vesalius College and a degree in Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.

Pontus Berg

Pontus Berg
Senior Vice President, Technical and Operations

Born: 1976

Resident of: Singapore

Nationality: Swedish

Pontus Berg has over 20 years’ shipping experience, of which his past eight years have been in senior technical managerial positions in Ship Operating and Technical Management companies. Mr Berg has sailed up to the rank of Chief Engineer.

Previously, Mr Berg was General Manager and Director General of Greenship Gas France, a Jaccar Group Company. There he headed a fleet of Ethylene carriers and a series of Multigas dual-fuelled newbuildings. Prior to this, he worked as Technical Manager in Evergas A/S and in Eitzen Gas. Mr Berg holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Kalmar Merchant Marine University and is a member of the DNV-GL and Lloyd’s Registers Southeast Asia Technical Committee.

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