Olav Magnus Nortun will replace Olav Eek Thorstensen as chief executive officer of ship management company Thome Group from 1 April 2015.

Olav Magnus Nortun will become Thome Group CEO

Olav Magnus Nortun will become Thome Group CEO

Nortun was previously executive vice president of DNV GL’s classification division. He has extensive in-field survey experience and has held management positions in several markets, including the roles of regional manager maritime Korea and East Russia as well as board chairman of DNV China.

Thorstensen will remain as executive chairman of Thome Group, with Claes Eek Thorstensen continuing as group president.

Claes Eek Thorstensen said: “Olav brings with him a broad international maritime experience which combined with the new perspectives and ideas he may have will, I believe, benefit the group significantly in the months ahead.”