Board of Directors

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Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Chairman

Mr Sohmen-Pao is currently Chairman of BW Group, BW LPG Limited and BW Offshore Limited, and was Chief Executive Officer of BW Group from September 2004 to March 2015. He is a non-executive director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation, Sport Singapore, Singapore National Parks Board, and Singapore Symphonia Company Ltd. Mr Sohmen-Pao was educated at Oxford University in England, from which he graduated in 1993 with an honours degree in Oriental Studies. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Chris Gradel
Director

Mr Chris Gradel founded PAG in 2002.  Mr. Gradel has over 16 years of investment experience across Asia. Prior to founding PAG, Mr. Gradel led several investments for the Marmon Group in China and was an engagement manager for McKinsey & Co. based in Hong Kong. Mr. Gradel has a joint Masters in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.  He is a member the Board of Trustees of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the hedge fund industry’s global standard setting body.

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Philip Clausius
Director

Mr Philip Clausius is the Founder & Managing Partner of Singapore based Transport Capital Pte. Ltd., an investment management and advisory firm focused on the global transport industry.  Philip currently serves as Director and CEO of Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen listed Nordic Shipholding and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Wellard.  In addition to serving as a member on the Advisory Panel of the Singapore Maritime Foundation, he is also the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore War Risks Mutual and holds directorships in the Standard Club, Standard Asia and Bengal Tiger Line.  Philip graduated from the European Business School, Germany in 1992 with the "Diplom-Betriebswirt" degree.

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Carsten Mortensen
Director

Mr Carsten Mortensen is the CEO of BW Group and board member of BW Offshore Limited and BW LPG Limited. He is also Director of DHT Holdings, Inc.

Mr Mortensen has over 30 years of shipping experience, of which 11 years were spent at A.P. Møller-Maersk and 17 at D/S Norden. His previous appointments include CEO of D/S Norden from 2005 to 2014 and Managing Director of Maersk Broker (UK) Ltd from 1995 to 1997.

Mr Mortensen received his training in shipping at the Maersk Shipping school and attained further executive qualifications from INSEAD, Wharton and IMD. He also holds a graduate diploma degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.