Thome Ship Management Announces Series of Senior Key Appointments.
Thome Ship Management, one of the world’s leading independent third party ship managers, has appointed Steffen Tunge as Director and new Chief Operating Officer for its Tanker Fleet. His appointment is effective immediately.
Steffen Tunge’s arrival at Thome brings onboard a vast amount of experience from the tanker industry and he will add valuable hands-on experience from his many years in leadership positions at Stolt Nielsen, B+H Equimar and MSI in Singapore.
As Chief Operating Officer his role has been created to head the tanker fleet and it reinforces Thome’s demand to uphold and deliver the highest level of service to its valued stakeholders.
A well known figure in the international maritime community, Steffen is also an active member of Intertanko; he sits on Intertanko’s Chemical Committee and is a Council member representing Singapore. In addition to Steffen Tunge’s appointment, three other senior management positions have been filled by internal promotions. Senior Manager Yatin Gangla, is the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer in the Thome Bulk Division. He is entrusted to manage and increase the focus on bulk carriers that is growing in prominence as a vital part of the Thome managed fleet.
Also Sandy Kumaran has been appointed as Senior Manager and will head the newly created Fleet Services Department of Thome Ship Management. The Fleet Services department was specially created to assist and support the Thome fleet in a range of services. This is in response to Thome recognising that a more stringent level of quality check and support system is required in order to support the operation successfully. Atul Vatsa has been promoted to Senior Manager in Tanker Operations and will be heading the Marine Standard and Vetting function.