Hoegh LNG appoints BCG’s Erik Nyheim as new CEO

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Norway’s Hoegh LNG Holdings has appointed seasoned shipping manager Erik Nyheim as managing director.

He will replace interim CEO Thor Jorgen Guttormsen in mid-August.

Guttormsen stepped in when longtime CEO Sveinung Stohle left last year to join the Angelicoussis Group as deputy managing director.

Nyheim is currently Managing Director and Partner in the Norwegian office of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he has successfully led the US fund’s maritime practice since 2019.

Previously, he worked for more than 15 years in the Norwegian group Wilhelmsen.

Nyheim holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from the Norwegian School of Business and Administration (NHH) in Bergen.

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Hoegh LNG President Morten Hoegh said he was happy to welcome the new recruit at a very exciting time.

“He will bring significant and relevant experience to the role of President and CEO, enabling us to successfully realize our vision of enabling the clean energy transition,” he added.

Nyheim will support a fleet of floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) and LNG carriers.

The company is currently offering to take over the American spin-off Hoegh LNG Partners.

A great honor”

Erik Nyheim is the new CEO of Hoegh LNG. He is currently associated with the Boston Consulting Group. Photo: LinkedIn

Nyheim said it was a “great honour” to be nominated.

“I am impressed with how the business has grown to become the first global owner and operator of FSRUs and look forward to leading the next phase of business development in a time when security of supply and energy transition are priorities,” he said. added.

Nyheim’s experience includes car carriers and Ro-Ros, as well as maritime IPOs.

Hoegh LNG is owned by Larus Holding, a 50/50 joint venture between Leif Hoegh and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners.

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