1.1 Hafnia Snapshot
Meet our Management
Chief Executive Officer
Mikael Skov is Chief Executive Officer at Hafnia.
Mikael was the co-founder and CEO of Hafnia Tank- ers and has more than 39 years of experience in the shipping industry.
Prior to establishing Hafnia Tankers, Mikael held various positions over his 25-year career at Torm, of which the last two years he served as its CEO.
Mikael is a Board Member of Clipper Group Ltd. and was an industry representative of the Danish Maritime Strategy Team established by the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs.
Mikael Skov resides in Monaco.
Perry van Echtelt Chief Financial Officer
Perry van Echtelt is Chief Financial Officer at Hafnia.
Perry has more than 25 years of experience in invest- ment banking and ship financing.
Prior to joining Hafnia, Perry was CFO of BW Tankers since 2017, following a role he took after leaving ABN AMRO Bank as Head of Transportation and Logistics Asia Pacific & Middle East. For 17 years, Perry held various positions in the corporate finance and capital markets group of ABN AMRO and its predecessors (MeesPierson and Fortis Bank).
Perry van Echtelt resides in the Netherlands.
Jens Christophersen, EVP Head Of Commercial
Jens Christophersen is Executive Vice President, and Head of Commercial at Hafnia.
Jens has more than 27 years of experience in tanker chartering across all product segments.
Jens began his career as a trainee at A.P. Møller Maersk. In 1992 he left as Chartering Manager.
Jens has held various senior positions, including his 12-year tenure at Norient Product Pool A/S as Gen- eral Manager, before joining BW Tankers in 2016.
Jens Christophersen resides in Denmark.
Søren Steenberg Jensen, EVP Head Of Asset Management
Søren Steenberg Jensen is Executive Vice President and Head of Asset Management. Søren has more than 30 years of experience in ship owning, chartering and operations and is one of the co-founders of Hafnia.
Prior to his current role, Søren was Vice President, Projects and Sale & Purchase of Hafnia Tankers, and also the CEO of the Hafnia/Mitsui OSK joint venture company Straits Tankers Pte Ltd. Prior to Hafnia, Søren worked at Torm for 10 years in various commercial roles. Prior to this, Søren held various positions in operations and chartering at A.P. Møller Maersk.
Søren Steenberg Jensen resides in Monaco.
Mia Krogslund Jørgensen, VP Head Of People, Culture & Strategy
Mia Krogslund Jørgensen is Vice President and Head of People, Culture & Strategy.
Mia began her career as a shipping and CSR specialist at Torm before joining Hafnia Tankers in 2012.
Prior to Mia’s current position, she held various commercial, operational and strategic roles at Hafnia, including being responsible for executive projects for the management team at Hafnia. In her role at Hafnia, Mia is responsible for initiatives across culture and diversity as well as communications and branding.
Mia Krogslund Jørgensen resides in Denmark.
Ralph Juhl, EVP Head Of Technical
Ralph Juhl is Executive Vice President and Technical Director at Hafnia.
With 40 years of experience in shipping, Ralph has expertise from all corners of the industry – beginning his career as an Ordinary Seaman, transitioning to onshore 14 years later as a Master Mariner.
Onshore, Ralph has held various technical positions in safety and quality, crewing, and technical organ- isation strategy, and development. Prior to joining Hafnia, Ralph was Vice President at Evergas, in charge of the existing fleet, the managers and of the newbuilding programs of 14 LPG, Ethylene and LNG carriers in China.
Ralph Juhl resides in Singapore.
The Leadership Group
Hafnia’s Leadership Group (LG) is a unique structure consisting of senior team members across all strategic functions. The LG acts as a sounding board, representing views from multiple business divisions, and as the bridge between the Executive Management Team (EMT) and the rest of the organisation.
The LG are also responsible for ideating initiatives that work to support the overall goals and objectives of Hafnia’s corporate strategy. The LG comes together at multiple points during the year to share information on key developments and supports the EMT across key decision making.