Management Team

Management Team
Niels G. 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.

Lucas Vos President, Stolt Tankers

Biography

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Nick Webb General Counsel

Biography

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.