Ulrich Ulrichs takes the helm at BBC Chartering
Ulrich Ulrichs has taken the helm as the new CEO of multipurpose shipping giant BBC Chartering. He succeeds Svend Andersen who grew the company to become the market-leading operator it is today.
BBC Chartering had already hinted at Andersen’s stepdown when Ulrichs was hired as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in May this year. “As part of the group’s future succession planning, Ulrichs is supposed to assume the role of CEO after a transition period,” the company stated back then.
That transition period has come to an end now that Svend Andersen is stepping down for good. “The shareholders would like to thank Svend Andersen for his many years with BBC Chartering and his contribution to develop and grow the company to become the market-leading operator of multipurpose and heavy lift vessels,” writes BB Chartering.
When Ulrichs joined the German carrier back in May Roelf Briese and Svend Andersen we’re pleased to welcome him. “His addition is an important step to lead BBC Chartering into the future, and to further build the market’s most trusted and highest performing global project carrier.”
“We fully support Mr. Ulrichs in his new role, and we have full confidence that he will keep BBC Chartering on its steady course,” Roelf Briese now adds to that.
Ulrichs has many years of experience in shipping and is well-known in the heavy-lift industry. Within his 20 year-long tenure in shipping, Ulrichs served other multipurpose shipping companies like AAL and Rickmers in various management positions. At Rickmers-Line he served as CEO until Rickmers’ container shipping division in Singapore got in serious financial problems and Rickmers-Line was sold to Zeaborn.