Ingar Skiaker takes over as CEO
Ingar Skiaker takes over the position as CEO for Höegh Autoliners.
Oslo, 30 August 2011
Carl-Johan Hagman has decided to step down as CEO of Höegh Autoliners due to personal reasons. He will relocate to his native Sweden and join the Stena Group.
Ingar Skiaker, currently Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed CEO and will assume his new role November 1st 2011. Mr. Skiaker (50) joined the company in 1981 and has most recently held positions as Head of Region Americas and Head of Vessel Capacity Management.
Leif Høegh, Chairman of Höegh Autoliners says:
Carl Johan has made a valuable contribution to the company during a challenging period for the vehicle transportation market. We regret that Carl Johan is leaving after three transformational years but respect his decision. His close association with Höegh Autoliners will continue as a non-executive director.
Ingar Skiaker is extremely well qualified to take over as CEO and we are very pleased with this seamless handover. Under Ingar’s leadership Höegh Autoliners will continue to support our customers and partners and develop service offerings in line with our long tradition of market leading quality and reliability. Being able to name a high calibre new CEO with a long track record in the company bodes well for continuity and reflects the strength of the organisation,
Carl-Johan Hagman says:
Höegh Autoliners is a great company and we have used the past three years to refine performance in order to be able to fully capitalize on the coming rebound in the PCTC market. I am sorry to leave the company at this point in time, but it is a decision based on my family situation. I am confident the company will be a great success under the leadership of Ingar Skiaker.
Ingar Skiaker new CEO, Höegh Autoliners, says:
Höegh Autoliners’ strength lies in being close to our customers and partners, enabling us to continually improve, innovate and surpass service expectations. With a truly global reach, a state-of-the-art fleet and a very professional and dedicated international team, Höegh is ready for continued success in the years to come.