Donald Anderson, former CEO and President of V. Ships Group has joined Univan as an advisor to the executive board.
Anderson brings a wealth of senior level management experience in maritime finance, mergers and acquisitions and the delivery of marine services.
“Donald Anderson has more than 15 years in ship management, marine services, private equity and financial investment and will play an important role in providing strategic advice to the Univan board and supporting the company’s growth and development,” said Bjorn Hojgaard, Chief Executive Officer for Univan.
“I am delighted to be working with Univan. The company has a rich heritage in the ship management sector and has created an excellent platform for further expansion. I am looking forward to playing my role in the company’s next phase of development,” said Anderson.
Univan describes itself as “the original” modern ship management company established in 1975 by Captain Vanderperre in Hong Kong and during the last four decades, the company has built up expertise and experience of managing different types of vessels, including LPG tankers, chemical tankers, oil tankers, container carriers, general cargo vessels, multipurpose vessels, bulk carriers, ore carriers, woodchip carriers, reefer ships, RORO vessels, salvage tugs and livestock carriers.
The Company has a history of collaboration with first class owners: Univan’s predecessor company, Torvan (established in 1973), was a joint venture between Captain Vanderperre and Torben Karlshoegh, the founder of Teekay, and Captain Vanderperre subsequently formed joint ventures with Vlasov (from which came V Ships), OMI, MSC, Clipper, Clarkson, Cido and Shinyo amongst others.
Univan also provides a first class new building and conversion supervision service to VLCCs, chemical tankers and bulk carriers from major shipyards in Japan, Korea and China.