Change of Managing Director

Kim Hedegaard Sørensen steps back as CEO for Blue Water Shipping. Chairman of the board and founder Kurt Skov takes over as CEO temporarily

22 January 2016 10:49

In the latest years, the development for Blue Water Shipping has been rapid. The international transport company headquartered in Esbjerg has grown remarkably in terms of turnover, number of offices and staff.

Also in the future, there are expectations about growth within Blue Water Shipping, however, as CEO Kim Hedegaard Sørensen and the Board of Directors have a different view on the future strategy the parties have chosen to bring the cooperation to an end.

"Kim Hedegaard Sørensen has throughout his almost three years here contributed to the strengthening of Blue Water Shipping in several areas. Personally, I have been pleased with the cooperation as Kim both as a person and leader is a skilled and good person. I am pleased that we go our own ways in mutual respect and as good friends", says Kurt Skov.

Kim Hedegaard Sørensen will step back as CEO as per 31 January - he took office on 1 December 2012.

"I am pleased and proud to have been at the head of Blue Water Shipping and being able to continue a good development for the company together with the skilled and committed employees. I have had a fantastic time in the company, which is characterized by a special spirit. The cooperation with Kurt Skov has been characterized by mutual trust and openness all the way. But it is the best solution for both sides to part when the Board of Director and the Managing Director cannot agree on the company's strategy and where they see the company in five years", says Kim Hedegaard Sørensen.

While the recruiting process of a new Managing Director is ongoing, Kurt Skov will again take over the role as Managing Director for the company he founded in Esbjerg in 1972. Blue Water Shipping has 67 offices in 27 countries globally and more than 1,500 employees. In 2014, the company presented a turnover of 4.9 billion DKK.

22 January 2016 10:49

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Jan Hjortlund Hansen

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Jan has more than 10 years of experience working as a journalist and newspaper editor. He has been part of the Blue Water team since 2011 and handles all incoming media requests.