Change of CEO

KGJS is pleased to announce the appointment of Ørjan Lunde as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from 1 January 2024.

Hans Peter Jebsen, Owner and Chairman of the KGJS Board, says: “We are pleased to have appointed Ørjan Lunde, who has demonstrated change management skills and strategic capability in his previous role. We are confident that Ørjan will move the company forward and capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead. We are also grateful for Geir Mjelde’s contribution to KGJS over the years and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

The newly appointed CEO states: “I am excited to move into the role as CEO of KGJS and look forward to expanding our dry bulk activities together with a strong and capable team in Bergen. We have a fleet of modern Kamsarmax vessels, which is among the most energy efficient in its segment, and I am excited to develop the company from this solid and reputable foundation.”

Simultaneously, Torstein G. Bruvik has been appointed CFO of KGJS. He has been with the company since 2014 as VP Finance and Treasury and has vast experience from different roles within finance.

Mr. Mjelde will remain with the company in a transitional role until end of May 2024.


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