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Lasse Kristoffersen was appointed President and CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen on June 1st, 2022.

Prior to joining Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Kristoffersen was appointed CEO of Torvald Klaveness in 2011 as the first company CEO from outside the Klaveness family. He started working for the company in 2007, heading up the business unit Klaveness Maritime Logistics

Kristoffersen worked 11 years for Det Norske Veritas (DNV) including 2 years in New York starting up Maritime Solutions Americas for DNV. In 2006, he became Director of Operation DNV Industry Norge.

“With major climate ambitions and major changes as a result of a rapid digital development, this is a very exciting time for international shipping. I am excited to be involved in the development of international shipping through the important work of the ICS.”

He holds a Master of Sciences in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In addition, he has attended IMD’s Senior Management Program and INSEAD’s Executive Management Program.

Kristoffersen holds the following board positions:

  • President of the Norwegian Ship Owners Association (NSA)
  • Vice Chair in DNV Group
  • Chair in SAYFR AS
  • Chair of Election Committee, Norwegian War Risk Insurance Association