Overseas Shipholding Group
, Inc. appointed veteran shipping executive Mats Berglund as Senior Vice President to lead OSG's Crude Transportation Strategic Business Unit
. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for OSG's VLCC, Aframax and Panamax tanker operations. Berglund will relocate to the United States and be based out of OSG's corporate headquarters in New York City, New York.
Morten Arntzen, President and CEO of OSG said, "Mats' broad shipping experience, leadership, financial acumen, innovation and ability to develop strong customer, business and governmental relationships is exceptional." Mr. Arntzen continued, "The addition of Mats to our management team supports OSG's platform for continued growth."
Mats Berglund commented, "I am very excited to join OSG, an industry leader with world class operations and financial strength. This is an exceptional point in time in the shipping industry and I am confident that my contributions to the already-strong management team will
support the Company's continued success."
Since 2002, Mr. Berglund, 42, has been President (Vice President from 2000 to 2002) of Stena Rederi AB of Sweden, which supports and coordinates the shipping activities in Stena AB, one of the largest privately-held shipping companies in the world. From 1997 to 2000, he was President, and during 1995 to 1996 Vice President, of StenTex L.L.C., a unique joint venture between Texaco and Stena, where he developed a successful first class commercial tanker organization that more than doubled its business under his leadership. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Berglund was Vice President and CFO of the publicly listed tanker company, Concordia Maritime
AB. Most recently, Mr. Berglund structured and led the successful initial public offering of Arlington Tankers and the listing of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange, a transaction that has become a trend setter in the shipping industry.