People

Tellef Thorleifsson

Tellef Thorleifsson

(b. 1962) Tellef Thorleifsson is one of the founders of Northzone, and joined the Board of Directors of Klaveness in 2016. Prior to the founding of Northzone, he was one of the founders of Western…

Captain Liviu Costache

Captain Liviu Costache

Since joining Klaveness in 1998, I have had a great professional journey from Jr Deck Officer to Master. All these years have been filled with great job satisfaction as the company provides a dynamic, innovative,…

Sandy Guan

Sandy Guan

Our China office was opened in Beijing on 1 January 2003. I was its very first employee, helping to get the operation up and running and established in this new market. Time has flown, and…

Anne Mette Hansen

Anne Mette Hansen

I joined Klaveness in Singapore November 2013. I have 12 years of shipping experience of which 7 years in Singapore. I am responsible for the chartering of the “CABU” combination carriers trading within the Middle…

Aleksander M. Stensby

Aleksander M. Stensby

(b. 1984) Appointed Head of Klaveness Digital after Klaveness’ digital activity was spun out as a separate company in 2018. Before that he held the position as Chief Digital Officer between January 2016 up until…

Martin Wattum

Martin Wattum

After completing my MSc. degree in Marine Technology in 2011 I wanted to get involved in the global and dynamic shipping industry. Klaveness’ past and present successes, combined with its exciting vision for the future,…

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen

(b. 1959) Christian Rynning-Tønnesen is the CEO of Statkraft. Before joining Statkraft he was the CEO of Norske Skog. Mr. Rynning-Tønnesen has an engineering degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He…

Christian Andersen

Christian Andersen

(b. 1960) Mr. Andersen has been President of Stolt-Nielsen Gas since it was founded in 2007 and Avance Gas since it was established in 2010. Mr. Andersen was head of LNG in BW Gas ASA…

Trond Harald Klaveness

Trond Harald Klaveness

(b. 1964)   Trond Harald Klaveness is the controlling shareholder of Torvald Klaveness. He joined the Board of Directors in 2011, after six years as CEO of the Company and in total 20 years in…

Morten Skedsmo

Morten Skedsmo

(b. 1969) Appointed Head of Ship Owning & Projects in September 2012. From 2016 Head of Ship Owning and Service Development. Started working for Klaveness in 1990 and has held a wide range of positions…

Engebret Dahm

Engebret Dahm

(b. 1965) Appointed head of Combination Carriers in January 2015. CEO of Norwegian Car Carriers AS prior to joining Klaveness. Held various positions in Klaveness 1990-2006 amongst others as head of the transloader and beltunloader…

Bent Martini

Bent Martini

(b. 1967) Has been with Torvald Klaveness since 2006 and was appointed COO in January 2012. COO in HSD Sjø AS prior to joining Klaveness. 11 years experience from the Norwegian Navy, amongst other as…

Liv Hege Dyrnes

Liv Hege Dyrnes

(b. 1980) Appointed CFO in February 2017 after 8 years in Torvald Klaveness. Experience from DNB Bank Shipping, Offshore and Logistics prior to joining Torvald Klaveness. Holds a Master of Science in Finance from NHH.

Lasse Kristoffersen

Lasse Kristoffersen

(b. 1972) Appointed CEO of Torvald Klaveness in September 2011 after four years as Head of the Specialized Dry Bulk activities. Since August 2018 Kristoffersen has also been acting Head of Dry bulk. Worked 11…