Barry O’Connell appointed new CEO at Dublin Port Company

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Barry O’Connell will be Dublin Port Company’s new CEO from 14 November 2022, following an open and competitive recruitment process.

Barry joins Dublin Port Company from the Coca-Cola System, where he has held multiple senior executive roles in bottling operations around the world since 1992.

Barry replaces Eamonn O’Reilly, who stepped down from the role on 31st August after twelve highly successful years.

David Stretch to step down as CEO of P&O Ferries

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CEO David Stretch will be leaving P&O Ferries, to pursue new opportunities outside of the Group.

David Stretch took over the reins at P&O Ferries following the departure of CEO Janette Bell in August 2020.

David Stretch will be replaced in his role by Peter Hebblethwaite, as interim CEO, whilst maintaining his current role.

Peter Hebblethwaite has served both as Director Overnight Routes and Managing Director – RoPax during his three years with the company.

Carsten Nørland Succeeds Søren Poulsgaard Jensen as Scandlines’ CEO

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“Søren has done an excellent job and positioned Scandlines well for the future as a green and competitive provider of critical infrastructure connecting Continental Europe and Scandinavia. Carsten Nørland brings the right commercial and international skills and experience to carry on the good results in the coming years towards the opening of the Fehmarn tunnel and beyond,” says Chairman of Scandlines’ Supervisory Board, Vagn Sørensen.

Carsten Nørland is 52 years old and holds a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Before his seven years at Royal Unibrew, he held leading positions with international responsibilities in Copenhagen Airports, Flügger and Masterfoods/MARS inc.

Kristian Durhuus Is ForSea’s New CEO

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Kristian Durhuus succeeds Jens Ole Hansen, who has been acting as interim CEO of ForSea since February and who will now continue in his position as COO.

Since 2011, Kristian Durhuus has held the position of COO of Copenhagen Airport. Prior to that, he held managing roles within a number of larger organizations including LSG Lufthansa Service and G4S.


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Heidi Wolden Becomes New CEO of Norled

The board of Norled has appointed Heidi Wolden (50) as the new CEO of Norled (as from 1 May)

Norled is one of Norway’s largest ferry companies. With more than 1,000 employees, the company operates over 80 vessels.

Heidi Wolden was CEO of the construction and housing group Kruse Smith, a position she has held since June 2017. Before that, Wolden had more than 20 years of experience in Equinor.

The move comes after the company was sold last summer from DSD (det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab) to the Nordic infrastructure fund CapMan Infra and the Canadian company CBRE Caledon Capital Management. Norled’s former CEO Ingvald Løyning is also CEO of DSD, and until recently he held both positions in parallel.

CapMan is an investment and asset management company that seeks active value creation in the portfolio companies as well as real estate and infrastructure investments. In 2019, CapMan had over € 3 billion under management.

CBRE Caledon Capital Management Inc., is a provider of infrastructure and private equity solutions and represents over $ 9 billion on behalf of institutional investors globally.


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“This Is Why Our New Shipping Company Will Be A Success”

Quote from Ragnar Johansson, CEO Wallenius SOL.

What began as an idea in a port in Kotka has now, after ten years, resulted in a completely new Swedish shipping company. The ambition is to secure long-term infrastructure for the industry in the Gulf of Bothnia.

New CEO for Trasmediterranea

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Francisco Oviedo Raposo (Madrid, 1971) has been named CEO of Trasmediterranea, the centennial shipping company that has recently been acquired by Grupo Armas.

The new CEO has extensive experience in the sector and has been linked for more than twenty years to the maritime port sector. Oviedo has been director of Ports of OHL Concesiones during the last ten years and before CEO of Boluda Corporación Marítima.

He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration and a master’s degree in Commercial Management and Marketing (ESIC). He has a solid background in finance and has led important investment and divestment processes, legal reorganization and refinancing in companies in the sector.

Tallink Grupp Appoints Ex Tallinn Airport CEO

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Tallink Grupp has made further changes to the membership of the group’s Management Board. Based on the recommendations from the Chairman of the Management Board of Tallink Grupp, Mr Paavo Nõgene, the Supervisory Board of the group appointed Mrs Piret Mürk-Dubout to the Management Board with effect from 15 April 2019.

Mrs Piret Mürk-Dubout has significant international experience in sales and marketing and corporate management, and is the former CEO of Tallinn Airport.

She will oversee the travel retail business, amongst others.


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Fran Collins announced as new CEO for Red Funnel

Red Funnel announced the appointment of Fran Collins as its new CEO with effect from June 11, as Kevin George, the previous CEO, moves to be Red Funnel Group Chairman.

Fran joins Red Funnel from Condor Ferries where she has held the position of Executive Director – Operations for 4 years and prior to that was Ports and Guest Services Director.