BW Maritime

Board of Directors


Andreas Sohmen-Pao

Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group and its listed entities, including BW Offshore, BW LPG, Hafnia, Epic Gas and BW Energy. He is also Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation 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, National Parks Board Singapore, 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 and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sir John Rose

Sir John Rose joined the Board of Directors in January 2012. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Rothschild 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 the Holdingham Group, 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.

Mr Thomas Thune Andersen

Mr Thomas Thune Andersen joined the Board of Directors in May 2019. He has more than 35 years experience in the shipping and oil industry, starting in the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group, where he held various positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Mærsk Oil. His board portfolio consists of directorship in several companies, both listed and private, mainly within the oil, energy and marine sector and related critical infrastructure. He was a Member of the Board of BW Offshore from 2016 until May 2019 when he assumed his role as a member of the BW Group Board.

He is currently the Chairman of the board of Ørsted A/S, Lloyd's Register Foundation and Lloyd's Register Group Services, and the Vice Chairman of the board of VKR Holding A/S, and board member of IMI plc and Green Hydrogen Systems. He was also Chairman in DeepOcean Holding BV and board member in Scottish and Southern plc as well as Petrofac Services Limited. 

Mr Andersen has attended Advanced Executive Programme, Economics at Harvard University and Senior Management Programme at Columbia University, and holds a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Relations (HD) from Copenhagen Business School.