The Board of Norwegian Hull Club (NHC) on Friday announced former COO Hans Christian Seim as the new Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Hull Club with immediate effect. The appointment follows the surprise resignation of Faz Peermohamad on 29 April after only 4 months in the position. Hans Christian was appointed the new CEO in a Board meeting in Bergen 19th of May.
The Norwegian Hull Club has issued the following statement in a Newsletter dated 20 May:
“Hans Christian Seim (45) started his career in the claims department of Norwegian Hull Club in 2002. Since 2004 he has been an important contributor in developing and implementing Norwegian Hull Club’s diversification strategy. He joined the management team in 2011 and was appointed the COO of the company in May 2015. Prior to his career in Norwegian Hull Club, Seim is educated as a Naval Architect and a Marine Engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and MIT. He also had 2 years of sailing experience and worked on newbuilding projects in a Spanish Yard before joining the Club.
“The Board is delighted to appoint Hans Christian as the new CEO of Norwegian Hull Club. He has been our internal candidate preparing for this challenge and is all ready to step up. His experience and knowledge makes him the best candidate for this job and we are confident that Norwegian Hull Club will continue its successful evolution to the best for our clients and colleagues under his leadership”, says Hans Olav Lindal, Chairman of the Board. “We have full confidence in Hans Christian and in our dedicated and highly motivated management team who will support him on the journey”, Lindal says.
Hans Christian Seim is emphasizing the importance of the NHC team: “Being a part of the Norwegian Hull Club the last 14 years, it is no doubt in my mind that it is the human capital that has built the brand. I have built my career within the Club and both my colleagues and I are proud to be a part of what it is and will become in the future. I am honoured that the Board has confidence in me and the management team to take NHC to the next level”.
He continues: “NHC’s vision has always been and still is to deliver the best possible service and support to our clients and to exceed their expectations. This will remain the focus when we are going forward. The motivated and experienced management team, along with all employees, will secure the continued voyage of a well proven, dynamic organization and brand”.