BW Maritime

Board of Directors


Andreas Sohmen-Pao

Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group, BW Offshore, BW LPG, Singapore Maritime Foundation and Hafnia Tankers. He is also a non-executive director of Singapore National Parks Board, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Mr Sohmen-Pao was previously Chief Executive Officer of BW Group. He has also served as a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, The London P&I Club, The Esplanade Co Ltd, 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. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr Amaury de Seze

Mr Amaury de Seze joined the Board of Directors in December 2007. He has been Vice-Chairman of the Board of Power Corporation of Canada since 2008, Lead Independent Director of Carrefour since 2006 and is on the board of Publicis, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert and Pargesa, amongst others.

Mr de Seze began his career in 1968 at Bull General Electric. From 1978 to 1993, he was with the Volvo Group holding various positions including Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Vice President of Volvo France, Senior Vice President of AB Volvo and President of Volvo European Corporate Office. He joined the Paribas group in 1993 and held senior positions within the group.

Mr de Seze was previously on the Group Executive Committee of AB Volvo, the Management Board of Compagnie Financière and Bank Paribas, the Group Executive Committee of BNP Paribas, and Chairman and CEO of PAI partners, amongst others.

Mr John B Harrison

Mr John B Harrison joined the Board of Directors in November 2010. He is also currently the Vice Chairman of BW LPG Limited; and an Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited. He is also the Chair of Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited's audit committee. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, LME Clear Limited, and The London Metal Exchange.

Mr Harrison joined KPMG in London in 1977 after graduating from Durham University with a Mathematics degree. He transferred to KPMG in Hong Kong in 1983 and became a partner in 1987. From 2003-2009, Mr Harrison was Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific and China and Hong Kong. He retired in 2010 as Deputy Global Chairman of KPMG International.

Mr Harrison is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr Harrison is also a Honorary Court Member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In June 2017, Mr Harrison was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was a Member of the Council, Standing Committee Member & Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and was a Member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Australian Super. 

Sir John Rose

Sir John Rose joined the Board of Directors in January 2012. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Rothschild Group, and Chairman of the Holdingham Group. Sir John is an Adviser to the Greenbriar Equity Group and the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, and a trustee of the Eden Project and the Baker Dearing Trust.

Sir John was with the First National Bank of Chicago and Security Pacific before joining Rolls Royce in 1984 where he was Director of Corporate Development (1989-1994), President and Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Inc (1993-1994), Managing Director of the Aerospace Group (1995) and Chief Executive (1996-2011).

Sir John was conferred knighthood in 2003. In 2008, he was made a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur, and awarded the Singapore Public Service Star. Sir John is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was Chairman of the Council of The Prince's Trust, and President of the European Association of Aerospace Industries and the Society of British Aerospace Companies.

Mrs Lim Hwee Hua

Mrs Lim Hwee Hua joined the Board of Directors in January 2014. She is currently an Executive Director of Tembusu Partners, a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, a member of the Asia Advisory Boar
d, Westpac Institutional Bank, and a non-executive director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd. Mrs Lim is also a Director of Extramarks Education Singapore Pte Ltd. Mrs Lim was an Independent Non-Executive member of the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council (2011-2014) and Stamford Land Corporation Limited (2012-2015).

Mrs Lim was first elected to Parliament in December 1996 and served till May 2011, last as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, and concurrently as Second Minister for Finance and Transport. Between April 2002 and July 2004, she was Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

Prior to joining the Singapore Cabinet, Mrs Lim held various positions at Temasek Holdings (2000-2004), Jardine Fleming (1992-2000), Swiss Bank Corporation (1989-1992) and the Ministries of Finance, Education and Law (1981-1989). 

Mr Christian Clausen

Mr Christian Clausen joined the Board of Directors in May 2016. Mr Clausen is currently the Chairman of BlackRock Europe. Mr Clausen is also a Board Member of Sampo Plc. He was previously President of the European Banking Federation, the Swedish Banking Association, Danish Stockbrokers Association and Nordea Bank subsidiaries in various countries.  He was also a Board Member of the OMX Exchanges Ltd, Stockholm Stock Exchange and Copenhagen Stock Exchange amongst others.
Mr Clausen began his career in the 1970s.  From 1979 - 1987, he held Management positions at Erik Møllers Efterfølgere A/S, Andelsbanken A/S and Henriques Bank. Mr Clausen became the Managing Director of Privatbørsen in 1988.

When Unibank was formed in 1990, Mr Clausen was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive of Unibørs Securities, and later in 1996, he became Managing Director and Chief Executive of Unibank Markets.  In 1998, Mr Clausen was appointed Member of the Executive Board of Unibank.

When Nordea was formed in 2000 as a result of the merger between MeritaNordbanken, Unidanmark and Christiania Bank, Mr Clausen became Head of Asset Management & Life, and a Member of the Group Executive Management of Nordea.  On 13 April 2007, Mr Clausen assumed the position of President and Group CEO of Nordea and held the position until October 2015, when he stepped down to take on an advisory role.

Mr Clausen holds a Master of Science (Economics) from Copenhagen University.