The Board works with Executive Management with the same vision in mind – that BW LPG continues to be Best on Water, delivering cleaner energy for a sustainable world.
The Board is independent of the Executive Management and material business connections of BW LPG, with four of five members independent of our largest shareholder.
Andreas Sohmen-Pao has been Chairman of the Board of BW LPG Limited since September 2013.
Mr Sohmen-Pao is currently Chairman of BW Group and its other listed entities, including BW Offshore, Hafnia, Epic Gas and BW Energy. He is also Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
Mr Sohmen-Pao was previously Chief Executive Officer of BW Group. He has served as a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, The London P&I Club, The Esplanade Co Ltd, National Parks Board Singapore, Sport Singapore and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore amongst others.
Mr Sohmen-Pao graduated from Oxford University in England with an honours degree in Oriental Studies and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr Sohmen-Pao has attended 4 of 4 board meetings in 2020.
Anne Grethe Dalane has served on the BW LPG Board since November 2013 as an independent director.
She has been with Yara since 2003. Prior to this, Ms Dalane has held various senior management positions at Norsk Hydro in the areas of Human Resources, Corporate Strategy and Finance.
Her board experience includes Hafslund, EDB Business Partners, Prosafe and Petroleum Geo Services. Ms Dalane is a certified financial analyst and holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Ms Dalane has attended 4 of 4 board meetings in 2020.
Martha Kold Bakkevig has served on the BW LPG Board since August 2017 as an independent director.
Ms Bakkevig currently serves as the managing partner of MKOLD and spent prior to that 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of DeepWell, an oil service company operating in the North Sea, and two years as Chief Executive Officer of Steinsvik Group. Her term ended in 2019.
Ms Bakkevig has extensive experience in management, strategy and business development, and a broad academic background with a doctor’s degree in both technical and business strategical subjects. She holds a Master’s degree and PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Doctorate in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.
She is also non-executive director of public listed companies Kongsberg Group, Reach Subsea and Hexagon Purus.
Ms Bakkevig has attended 4 of 4 board meetings in 2020.
Mr Andrew E. Wolff has served on the BW LPG Board since 20 May 2020 as an independent director.
He was most recently Global Co-Head of the Merchant Banking Division (“MBD”), Head of MBD International and Global Co-Head of Private Equity for Goldman Sachs. He was the Co-Chief Investment Officer of the flagship Merchant Banking private equity funds. Mr Wolff was a member of the European Management Committee, Corporate Investment Committee, Infrastructure Investment Committee, and Co-Chairman of the Growth Equity Investment Committee. Mr Wolff joined Goldman Sachs in 1998 in the Principal Investment Area and was named Managing Director in 2005 and Partner in 2006.
He has experience investing across global markets and has served on the boards of companies in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Norway and Denmark.
Mr Wolff earned a BA in Philosophy from Yale University in 1991 and a JD and MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively, in 1998.
Mr Wolff, having joined in May, has attended all subsequent board meetings in 2020.
Sonali Chandmal has served on the BW LPG Board since 20 May 2020 as an independent director.
She is currently a partner at A Lamot Incobel & Co, an advisory firm sourcing, structuring and funding private equity opportunities and funds in real estate and infrastructure in Europe, India and America.
Ms Chandmal currently serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Ageas SA/NV and Medicover AB, and on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Club of Belgium. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at the International School of Brussels. From 1997 to 2017, she worked at Bain & Company, a leading global strategy and management consulting firm, at its offices in San Francisco, London and Brussels. Prior to that, Ms Chandmal worked at Robertson Stephens & Company, an investment bank specialising in high technology IPOs and mergers & acquisitions.
Ms Chandmal holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a MBA at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Ms Chandmal, having joined in May, has attended all subsequent board meetings in 2020.