Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Samuel Cooperman Chairman of the Board of Directors and Audit/Compensation Committee Member

Biography

Mr. Samuel Cooperman has served as a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since 2008, as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016 and as Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2009. He joined Stolt-Nielsen in 1974 and held a number of senior management positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group. He retired in 2003. Mr Cooperman was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Chamber of Shipping until May 2010; he also served as Vice-Chairman for two years. Mr Cooperman is the Chairman of New York Cruise Line, Chief Executive Officer of Cooperman Weiss Consulting LLC and is a Director on the Board of National Principles Leadership Institute. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and from the Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania, respectively, and an MBA from Temple University. He is a U.S. citizen.

Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen CEO, Director and Audit Committee Member

Biography

Mr Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen has served as a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since 1996 and as Chief Executive Officer since November 2000. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Stolt Offshore S.A. from September 2002 until March 2003, and was the President of Stolt Sea Farm from 1996 until 2000. In 1994 he opened and organised Stolt-Nielsen Limited’s representative office in Shanghai. Mr Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen joined the Company in 1990 in Greenwich, Connecticut, working for Stolt Tankers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Avance Gas Holding Ltd and is a Director of Golar LNG Ltd. Mr Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen graduated from Hofstra University in 1990 with a BS degree in Business and Finance. He is a Norwegian citizen.

Rolf Habben Jansen Director

Biography

Mr. Rolf Habben Jansen has served as a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since December 2015, and as Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd AG since July 2014, following his appointment to the Hapag-Lloyd AG Executive Board in April 2014. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Damco, the global logistics firm, from 2009, and before that Head of Global Customer Solutions at DHL from 2006. He began his career at Royal Nedlloyd, before joining Danzas, the Swiss logistics firm, which merged with DHL in 1999. Mr. Habben Jansen graduated from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1991 with a degree in Economics. He is a Dutch citizen.

Håkan Larsson Director and Compensation Committee Chairman

Biography

Mr. Håkan Larsson has served as a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since June 2007 and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee since 2016. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Rederi AB Transatlantic from 2003 to 2007. He serves as Chairman of Schenker and Valea AB, and deputy Chairman of Bure Equity AB; a director of Rederi AB Transatlantic, Walleniusrederierna AB, Swedish Ship’s Mortgage Bank, and Chalmers University of Technology. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of In Pension Asset Management AB and he is a member of the regional board of Handelsbanken. Håkan holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the Gothenburg School of Economics. He is a Swedish citizen.

Jacob B. Stolt-Nielsen Director

Biography

Mr. Jacob B. Stolt-Nielsen has served as a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since 1995. He served as an Executive Vice President of Stolt-Nielsen Limited from 2003 to 2004. In 2000, he founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of SeaSupplier Ltd. until 2003. From 1992 until 2000 he held the position of President, Stolthaven Terminals, with responsibility for the global tank storage business. He joined the Company in 1987 and served in various positions in Oslo, Singapore, Greenwich, Connecticut, Houston, Texas and London. Mr. Stolt-Nielsen is the CEO and founder of Norterminal AS, and is a member of the boards of the following companies: Norterminal AS, Cinclus IV, Bothel Holdings AS, New York Cruise Lines, Inc., Biomed Clinic AS. Mr. Stolt-Nielsen graduated from Babson College in 1987 with a BS degree in Finance and Entrepreneurial studies. He is a Norwegian citizen.

Tor Olav Trøim Director

Biography

Mr. Tor Olav Trøim has served as a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since April 2016. He has served as a Director and Vice Chairman of Golar LNG Limited since the company was established in May 2001. In the first years of operation, Mr. Trøim was also the Company's CEO. Mr. Trøim has served as Chairman of Golar LNG Partners since the company was listed in 2009. He is currently a partner in Magni Partners UK. Between 1995 and 2014, Mr. Trøim was employed by Seatankers Management Co. From 1995 to 2014, he was, at various times, CEO of a number of related public companies, including Frontline Ltd., Knightsbridge Tankers, Ship Finance Ltd., and Seadrill Ltd. He has served as a director on the Boards of Frontline, Marine Harvest ASA, Golden Ocean Group Limited, Archer Limited and Aktiv Kapital ASA, among others. Prior to 1995, he was an equity portfolio manager with Storebrand ASA and Chief Executive Officer for the Norwegian Oil Company DNO AS. Mr. Trøim graduated as M.Sc. Naval Architect from the University of Trondheim, Norway in 1985. He is a Norwegian citizen.