Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Lasse Kristoffersen (born September 8th 1972) started as President and CEO in Wallenius Wilhelmsen on June 1st, 2022.
Prior to Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Kristoffersen worked in Torvald Klaveness for 15 years – the last 11 years as President and CEO. Kristoffersen was the first company CEO from outside the Klaveness family.
Kristoffersen has been very visible in the maritime industry over the recent years and a frequent speaker at various high-level conferences and seminars.
He was the President of the Norwegian Shipowners Association from 2018 to 2020 and played a major role in developing their new positions and strategies on Decarbonization and Digitization.
Before joining Torvald Klaveness, Kristoffersen spent 11 years working for Det NorskeVeritas (DNV), the last 9 years in various management positions, including 2 years in New York starting up Maritime Solutions Americas for DNV.
In 2006, he became Director of Operation DNV Industry Norge. He holds a Master of Sciences in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In addition, he has completedIMD’s Senior Management Program and INSEAD’s Executive Management Program.
Kristoffersen holds the following board positions:
- Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, DNV Group and DNV Foundation
- Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
- Chair of the Board of Directors, SAYFR AS
- Chair of Election Committee, Norwegian War Risk Insurance Association