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Dan-Bunkering announces Managing & Commercial Director of Dan-Bunkering Europe

07 Feb 2023

Dan-Bunkering on Thursday (2 February) announced the appointment of Hans Lind Dollerup as Managing Director and Michel Dominique Thomsen as Commercial Director of Dan-Bunkering Europe.

This is following the firm’s announcement of a new commercial structure of Dan-Bunkering’s three European units – Middelfart, Copenhagen and Monaco – announced in September 2022. Part of the process was to appoint a Managing Director and a Commercial Director to head the new, unified Dan-Bunkering Europe.

The company confirms that it has received quite an impressive number of applications for both positions, making the recruitment process quite interesting.

Claus Bulch Klausen, CEO, said: “We received an astonishing number of applications, and out of almost 150 applicants, 23 candidates who applied either for Managing Director or Commercial Director were selected for a first interview. Upon careful evaluation, we proceeded with an equal amount of internal as well as external candidates. Having all these qualified candidates was a privilege, and it is with great pleasure that we offered the positions to two long-term employees of ours.”

Dollerup has been with the Group for more than 20 years. He initially started as Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering in 2002 and has since then held various internal positions both within trading, business development and latest as Managing Director of the office in Monaco. Combined, this has provided Dollerup with broad experience within different fields of the business as well as an impressive CV containing many of the key elements required in the position of Managing Director.

Michel Dominique Thomsen has been with the Group for 17 years in different positions and offices around the world. Thomsenalso started as Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering in 2005 and has since then held internal positions as sales manager and team leader and latest as Commercial Director of the offices in Houston and Stamford. Combined, this has provided Thomsen with broad experience and commercial tools which makes him the perfect match for the role of Commercial Director.

“We are confident that Hans and Michel are a great fit for these newly established roles and that they as the managing team will succeed in elevating a united Dan-Bunkering Europe to the next level. Both Hans’ and Michel’s strong leadership skills and expertise within the industry are very essential assets as we move forward with Dan-Bunkering Europe,” says Claus Bulch Klausen.

The company states that the structural change in Europe will be securing improved sharing of knowledge and resources across offices, enabling the company to cater even better for the challenges their customers are facing with new regulations, new fuels and carbon emission trading in the near future.

Dollerup has already taken up the new position and will continue to be based in Monaco. Thomsen will move into his new role later this year. A process to find his replacement in Stamford will commence within the next couple of weeks.


Photo credit: Dan-Bunkering
Published: 7 February, 2023

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