Second of Three Key Dan-Bunkering Managers in Europe Leaves Firm

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Thursday January 12, 2023

A second of three key managers at global hybrid marine fuels firm Dan-Bunkering in Europe has left the company after it announced a reorganisation four months ago.

Nicolai Troen, formerly sales manager in Dan-Bunkering's Copenhagen office, has left the company to become a commercial manager at sister firm Global Risk Management. Troen had worked for Dan-Bunkering since 1998.

In September Dan-Bunkering announced it was planning a 'commercial merger' of its three European units in Monaco, Copenhagen and Middelfart.

As part of that process, the firm intends to appoint a managing director and commercial director to run the newly-unified Dan-Bunkering Europe.

The firm would seek to 'establish one unit and team across the three locations', it said.

At the time of that announcement, Troen was the firm's sales manager in Copenhagen, Kenni Goldenbeck was sales manager in Middelfart and Hans Lind Dollerup was managing director in Monaco.

Goldenbeck announced he was stepping down from the company in October, with the plan of taking six months off work to spend time with family.

Both the managing director and commercial director jobs for Dan-Bunkering Europe after its planned unification were advertised publicly, meaning an external candidate may be found for either or both of the roles.

Changing of the Guard

The move follows changes in management at other key Bunker Holding units last year.

The marine fuels conglomerate moved its key account management unit, Bunker One Global Accounts, to become part of KPI OceanConnect in September. Anders Grønborg was moved to become CEO of KPI OceanConnect, replacing Søren Høll, who became head of global operations at Bunker Holding.

Bunker One Global Accounts continues to be led by former IBIA Chairman Henrik Zederkof, who now reports to Grønborg as part of the KPI OceanConnect staff.

Michael Furze, previously global lead of Bunker One Global Accounts, stepped down in August.

Bunker Holding is in the process of implementing a new five-year strategy for the company and its units, including an aim of internal process optimisation. The company is the world's largest marine fuels firm, with annual sales volumes of about 30 million mt.

Further up the management chain at Bunker Holding's parent company, USTC, founder Torben Østergaard-Nielsen passed down the role of CEO to his daughter, Nina Østergaard Borris, in May, moving to become chairman of the company's board.

His other daughter, Mia Østergaard Rechnitzer, stepped into the firm's executive management as chief governance officer.

The previous board chairman, Klaus Nyborg, was moved to vice chairman of USTC, as well as taking over from Østergaard-Nielsen as chairman of Bunker Holding.