Management Team

Management Team
Niels Stolt-Nielsen Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Biography

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. He 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. He joined the Company in 1990 in Greenwich, Connecticut, working for Stolt Tankers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Avenir LNG and a Director of Golar LNG Ltd. Niels graduated from Hofstra University in 1990 with a BS degree in Business and Finance. He is a citizen of Norway.

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge Chief Financial Officer

Biography

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.

Mark Martecchini President, Stolt Tankers

Biography

Mark Martecchini was appointed President of Stolt Tankers in October 2015. He was previously Managing Director, Shipowning since 2008. Before that, he held numerous positions during the course of his more than 35 years with Stolt-Nielsen, in the areas of technical management, chartering, logistics, marketing and strategic planning and projects. Mark is a 1979 graduate of the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture (US) and holds an MBA from New York University (US). He serves on the Executive Committees of the International Chamber of Shipping and Intertanko, and as a Director of the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation. He is a citizen of the US.

Guy Bessant President, Stolthaven Terminals

Biography

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.

Michael Kramer President, Stolt Tank Containers

Biography

Michael Kramer was appointed President of Stolt Tank Containers (STC) in January 2000. He was previously Managing Director of STC, and before that, General Manager for North and South America. He joined STC in 1982 and subsequently held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including Business Development Manager (Japan), Business Development Manager (Singapore) and STC Budgeting Director (UK). He was previously with B.D.P. International, Inc. Mike has a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University (US). He is a citizen of the US.

Jordi Trias President, Stolt Sea Farm

Biography

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.

Andrew Pickering President, Stolt-Nielsen LNG

Biography

Andrew Pickering has been with the Stolt-Nielsen Group of companies since 1981. He is currently President of Stolt-Nielsen LNG Holding Ltd and CEO of Avenir LNG. Prior to this, he was Managing Director Asia Pacific for Stolt-Nielsen Ltd for 14 years, responsible for all business activities in APAC for Stolt-Nielsen’s storage, tanker and container related businesses. During this period, Andrew developed many new joint venture companies and started Stolt Bitumen Services.

Prior to this, Andrew was Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Stolt Tanker Trading from 1996-2000, responsible for all commercial and operational activities for Stolt-Nielsen’s global shipping business. He has extensive global trading, shipping and logistics knowledge. He graduated from University of Colorado with a BA in Environmental Studies and recently graduated with an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of London. Andrew is a UK resident and a US citizen.

Bill Bryant Managing Director, APAC and MEA regions

Biography

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 Chief Information Officer

Biography

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.

Anne van Dassen Müller Chief Human Resources Officer

Biography

Anne van Dassen Müller joined Stolt-Nielsen in September 2012 as Chief HR Officer, based in Rotterdam. She joined Stolt-Nielsen from JohnsonDiversey, later acquired by Sealed Air Inc., where she was European HR Director. 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.

Bapsy Dastur General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

Biography

Prior to joining Stolt Nielsen, she was the General Counsel, Head - Legal & Integrity for India, Middle East, and Africa at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB). She has extensive global experience in legal, compliance and regulatory matters for the Energy, Oil & Gas, Shipping, Logistics and the Financial Services sectors. Bapsy has held several positions in General Electric USA (GE) including as the Senior Regional Counsel - Africa, India & Middle East for the Infrastructure Energy business of General Electric International and General Counsel - South East Asia, Australia & India for the Structured Finance Group in GE Capital. Before joining GE in the Middle East, Bapsy was Head of Legal, Operating Risk, Compliance & Treasury Support for the Grindlays Bank for the India Region. She qualified as a Solicitor from England and Wales and holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Economics and also a Bachelors Degree in Law.