Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of nine directors elected at the annual general meeting.
Six of the members are nominated by the Höegh owners and three are nominated by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S. Among its tasks, the Board of Directors establishes the group’s overall objectives and strategies, resolves budget and business plans, considers and approves financial statements and quarterly financial reports, monitors the financial development, establishes policies and resolves issues with strategic implications and material consequences. The work of the Board is scheduled in an annual plan with fixed information and decision points. The Board of Directors makes major decisions and establishes and defines authorities and to what extent decisions will be resolved by the business unit, the CEO or the Board of Directors as outlined in the Company's decision guides.
Leif O. Høegh
Leif O. Høegh serves as Chairman of Höegh Autoliners and Deputy Chairman of Höegh LNG. He is a Director of Höegh Capital Partners and Höegh Eiendom. In addition he is a non-executive Director of life science investment group NeoMed Management, Swedish freight railway Hector Rail and marine mutual Norwegian Hull Club. He is also a member of the corporate assembly of Det Norske Oljeselskap. From 2000 – 2005 he served as a Director of NYSE listed Teekay Shipping. Up to 2013, he was a member of the shareholders assembly of DnB, Norway's largest bank.Earlier, Leif O. Høegh worked for McKinsey & Company and the Royal Bank of Canada Group. A Norwegian national, he holds an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jan B Kjærvik
Jan B Kjærvik serves as Deputy Chairman of Höegh Autoliners as of August 2013. He was appointed Head of Group Finance & Risk Management of A P Møller-Maersk Group in September 2008. He comes from a position as Head of Enterprise Risk & Group Treasurer of Aker Solutions from 2002 to 2008. Jan has many years of banking and corporate experience. He holds a Lic.Oec. HSG from St. Gallen, Switzerland and he is a board member of VP AS (Security clearing house in Denmark) and Britannia PI (Insurance company UK).
Morten W. Høegh
Morten W. Høegh serves as Chairman of Höegh LNG and a Director of Höegh Autoliners. He is a Partner of Höegh Capital Partners, Chairman of Höegh Eiendom AS and a Director of Hector Rail AB, and serves as a member of the Board of the Gard P&I Club. From 1998 to 2000 he worked as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London. Morten W. Høegh holds an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering and Master of Science in Ocean Systems Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A Norwegian national, he is a graduate of the Military Russian Program at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence and Security School.
Mads Winther serves as Director of Höegh Autoliners as of August 2013. He is Head of Strategy and M&A in the Energy division in the A P Møller-Maersk Group. The Energy division consists of Maersk Oil, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Tankers. Prior to this Mads was the Head of Group M&A in the A. P. Møller-Maersk Group. Mads holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration and a Master of Science in Business Economics and Auditing from Copenhagen Business School.
Martine Vice Holter
Martine Vice Holter serves as a Director of Höegh Autoliners Holdings AS since June 2011. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Höegh Capital Partners (HCP), a family investment office co-located in London and Oslo which oversees all of the investment interests of the Höegh family. Martine has worked with HCP since 2004. Prior to HCP, she was Chief Operating Officer of Arts Alliance Advisors, a division of HCP as well as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. She has also held positions in Goldman Sachs’s New York and Hong Kong Office. Martine received her MBA from INSEAD and her BA Honours in Economics and Political Science from Queen’s University (Canada).
Carl-Johan Hagman was elected to the board of Höegh Autoliners after his resignation as CEO of the company in August 2011. Carl-Johan joined the company as CEO in November 2008 after having served many years as Chairman and CEO of Eukor Car Carriers in Seoul, Korea and a short period as CEO of Rederi AB Transatlantic in Sweden. Carl-Johan has held various positions within the Wallenius group. He is currently CEO of Shipping, Ferries and Offshore of Stena AB in Gothenburg. Carl-Johan holds an LL.M from Lund University of Lund, Sweden.
Thor Jørgen Guttormsen
Thor Jørgen Guttormsen serves as Director of Höegh Autoliners as of May 2014.
He has been CEO of Höegh & Co from 1992 to 2008. Prior to this period he held positions as Manager in Price Waterhouse and IKO Strategy AS and as CEO of JSA Holding BV (a Paris based shipping company).Thor Jørgen has been President of the Norwegian Shipping Association and a Board member of BIMCO and ECSA.He is presently on the Boards of Maritime Communication Partner (Telenor) and Eitzen Chemical AS and Höegh LNG as an alternate director.Thor Jørgen holds an MSc from The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and has participated in the International Executive Program at the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ditlev Wedell-Wedellsborg serves as a Director of Höegh. He is the owner of Weco Invest A/S, an investment company working out of Copenhagen. Previously he was a partner in the corporate finance boutique Capitellum and prior to this held various positions in the Danish shipping company Dannebrog Rederi. He has also been a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Ditlev Wedell-Wedellsborg holds a MBA from INSEAD, France and a BA in economics from Stanford University.
Henrik Kvist-Jacobsen has been with A.P. Moller - Maersk since 1988 and serves as CFO in Maersk Tankers in Copenhagen. Henrik Kvist-Jacobsen has experience from different businesses in A.P. Moller - Maersk, hereunder Maersk Line, Damco, APM Terminals and Maersk Drilling/FPSO, and have worked in finance positions in Denmark as well as abroad in Taiwan and Egypt. A Danish national, he holds an Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - Financial and Management Accounting.