Lucas Vos Steps Down as President of Stolt Tankers President
05.16.2024 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

May 16, 2024 [Storage Terminals Magazine]-  Stolt-Nielsen Limited has announced that Lucas Vos will step down as president of Stolt Tankers, effective July 1, 2024. Maren Schroeder will succeed him as president and chief operating officer, while Bjarke Nissen will take on the role of chief commercial officer.


New Leadership Appointments

Udo Lange, chief executive officer of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, expressed confidence in the new appointments: “The appointment of Maren Schroeder and Bjarke Nissen to these key roles illustrates the impressive talent that we have on hand. They are both leaders in our industry, and I am confident that under their leadership, we will continue to maintain our strong market position.”

Lange also extended his gratitude to Lucas Vos for his contributions: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Lucas for his support to me and the Senior Leadership Team during the past nine months. Lucas has made an amazing contribution, using his analytical and strategic mind to challenge us in what we do. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him and have valued his opinions and insights.”

Maren Schroeder’s Background

Maren Schroeder has been the managing director of Shipowning at Stolt Tankers since 2022, and prior to that, she joined as fleet director in 2019. Her previous roles include Head of Technical at Vroon B.V., and fleet management positions with Exmar, Euronav, and Germanischer Lloyd. During her tenure at Stolt Tankers, she has driven collaboration across the business, provided quality ships to customers, and developed strong virtual connections between ship and shore personnel, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schroeder is a member of the Intertanko Council, the DNV Owners Committee, and the board of ITOPF. She also serves as president and chairwoman of the board of directors of the European International Shipowners’ Association of Portugal. She holds an MBA from the WHU/Kellogg School of Management and is an alumna of Harvard Business School.

Bjarke Nissen’s Experience

Bjarke Nissen began his career as an officer in the Danish army before joining Stolt Tankers in 1993 from AP Moller Maersk. He was promoted to business director in 2009 and has been managing director since 2019. In his role, he has been responsible for developing and implementing the company’s commercial strategy, delivering seamless services, and creating value for customers. Nissen has held various commercial postings in the UK, the Netherlands, and the US, and he is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

The leadership changes at Stolt Tankers mark a new chapter for the company as it continues to strengthen its market position and drive value for its customers. The extensive experience and strategic vision of Maren Schroeder and Bjarke Nissen are expected to lead Stolt Tankers to further success in the industry.


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