Meet our leadership team

Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen

Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen

Director and Chief Executive Officer
Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen

Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Appointment

Mr. Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen has served as Chief Executive Officer since November 2000. He has been a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since 1996.

Experience

Mr. Stolt-Nielsen joined Stolt Tankers in 1990 in Greenwich, Connecticut, US. In 1994 he relocated to China to open and head Stolt-Nielsen Limited’s representative office in Shanghai. He was the President of Stolt Sea Farm from 1996 until 2000 when he became Chief Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Limited. From September 2002 until March 2003 he also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Stolt Offshore S.A. Mr. Stolt-Nielsen graduated from Hofstra University in 1990 with a BS degree in Business and Finance. He is a Norwegian citizen.

Other appointments

Mr. Stolt-Nielsen is the Chairman of the Board of Avenir LNG and a Director of Golar LNG Ltd.

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge

Chief Financial Officer
Jens F. Grüner-Hegge

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge

Chief Financial Officer

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Limited in March 2018. Prior to his appointment he served as Vice President Corporate Finance from 2007. Earlier in his 25-year career at Stolt-Nielsen, he served as Director of Tanker Projects for Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group in Rotterdam from 2004 to 2007, where he was responsible for capital investment projects. Before that he was General Manager, Stolt-Nielsen Asia-Pacific Service (SNAPS), a joint venture chemical tanker company based in Singapore. Grüner-Hegge received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a citizen of Norway.

Anne van Dassen Müller

Anne van Dassen Müller

Chief Human Resources Officer
Anne van Dassen Müller

Anne van Dassen Müller

Chief Human Resources Officer

Anne van Dassen Müller joined Stolt-Nielsen in September 2012 as Chief HR Officer, based in Rotterdam. Previously, she was European HR Director at JohnsonDiversey, later acquired by Sealed Air Inc. Prior to this, she held a number of HR positions, including Corporate HR Director for Magasin du Nord in Denmark. Anne holds a master’s degree in international business administration and organisational psychology. She is a citizen of Denmark.

Lucas Vos

Lucas Vos

President, Stolt Tankers
Lucas Vos

Lucas Vos

President, Stolt Tankers

Lucas Vos was appointed President of Stolt Tankers in October 2019. He previously spent 12 years at Nedlloyd Lines and subsequently P&O Nedlloyd in various management roles until it became a part of Maersk. From 2008 to 2013 he remained at Maersk Line, Denmark where he was the Executive Board member overseeing IT, HR, strategy, and its global service centres. His most recent role at Maersk was as Chief Commercial Officer for Maersk Line. In 2014, he joined the cooperative Royal FloraHolland and spent four years as CEO. In this role, he was responsible for the creation and launch of a new digital ecosystem strategy. Vos is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Royal Coster Diamonds and a member of the Supervisory Board at Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis and Royal Wagenborg. He holds a degree in Economics and Corporate Finance from Groningen University and in Strategy Deployment from Harvard. He is a Dutch citizen.

Guy Bessant

Guy Bessant

President, Stolthaven Terminals
Guy Bessant

Guy Bessant

President, Stolthaven Terminals

Guy Bessant was appointed President, Stolthaven Terminals in March 2015. He was previously Regional Director for Stolthaven in Asia Pacific since 2013. Before that, he held senior management positions at Bayer MaterialScience (Covestro) and Sasol. From 1996 to 2004, he was with Stolt-Nielsen, joining the company as a shipbroker in Singapore before becoming manager of the Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group with responsibility for the marketing of the tanker, terminal and tank container business in China. He holds a BA in Modern Chinese Studies with Management from the University of Leeds (UK), a postgraduate diploma in International Commercial Law from Northumbria University (UK), and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (UK). He is a citizen of the UK.

Hans Augusteijn

Hans Augusteijn

President, Stolt Tank Containers
Hans Augusteijn

Hans Augusteijn

President, Stolt Tank Containers

Hans Augusteijn was appointed President of Stolt Tank Containers in January 2022. Previously, he was Director of Strategy at Stolt Tankers, a role he assumed in 2019 and in which he has was instrumental in developing and implementing Stolt Tankers’ overall strategy.

Before joining Stolt-Nielsen, Hans spent 17 years at Maersk in various leadership roles related to container shipping and logistics. He holds a degree in Logistics and Transport Management from the National Transport Academy, Venlo and a Masters in Business Administration in Strategy, Marketing and Distribution from the University of Nijmegen. He is a Dutch citizen.

Jordi Trias

Jordi Trias

President, Stolt Sea Farm
Jordi Trias

Jordi Trias

President, Stolt Sea Farm

Jordi Trias became President of Stolt Sea Farm in January 2018 after joining the business as Managing Director in 2016. Prior to this he spent 14 years with GBFoods, where he held several positions in marketing, sales and business unit management, located in Spain, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Senegal. Jordi holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Barcelona, a masters degree in Marketing, and an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa. He is a citizen of Spain.

Bill Bryant

Bill Bryant

Managing Director, APAC and MEA regions
Bill Bryant

Bill Bryant

Managing Director, APAC and MEA regions

Bill Bryant has served as Managing Director for the APAC and MEA regions since 2014, based in Singapore. From 2011-2014 he was Managing Director of the MEA region, based in Dubai. Since December 2018, he has also been managing the joint venture, Stolt NYK Asia Pacific Service (SNAPS). Prior to this, he held various technical, commercial, marketing and management roles in a variety of companies in the petrochemical, chemical and mining sectors. He served most of his early career in South Africa, later moving to and working in a variety of commercial and management roles in Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, China, Germany and Indonesia. Bill graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B.SC (Eng.) degree in Chemical Engineering in 1985 and an MBA from Wits Business School in 1992. He is a citizen of South Africa.

Peter Koenders

Peter Koenders

Chief Information Officer
Peter Koenders

Peter Koenders

Chief Information Officer

Peter Koenders joined Stolt-Nielsen Limited as Chief Information Officer on April 1, 2007. He is responsible for business technology at Stolt-Nielsen, based in Rotterdam. He has a master's degree in Information Management from Tilburg University. He joined Stolt-Nielsen from Maersk, where he was Director of Architecture, Strategy and Governance; before that, his career included a wide variety of IT management positions at Maersk, Sealand and Asea Brown Boveri. He is a citizen of the Netherlands.

Nick Webb

Nick Webb

General Counsel
Nick Webb

Nick Webb

General Counsel

Nick Webb was appointed General Counsel at Stolt-Nielsen Limited in November 2020. Prior to this he was Global General Counsel of A-Gas International, the KKR owned gas and chemicals conglomerate and General Counsel, Europe of Centrica plc. Nick started his career at law firms Herbert Smith Freehills and White & Case, after which he also held senior positions at Barclays Capital and Freepoint Commodities. He holds a First Class Law and Politics degree from the University of Birmingham, UK (LL.B) and an LL.M from Cambridge University.

Alex Ng

Alex Ng

Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy
Alex Ng

Alex Ng

Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy

Alex Ng joined Stolt-Nielsen in April 2020 as Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, based in London. Prior to his appointment he spent 14 years at Barclays Investment Bank, where he held several positions within Corporate Finance and M&A. Alex holds a B.Sc degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. He is a British citizen.