Executive Management

Hans Feringa,
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr Feringa was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Team Tankers International on September 1st, 2015. Mr Feringa has extensive knowledge of the global shipping industry. In 1996, he joined Stolthaven Terminals and held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Stolt-Nielsen organization before his appointment in 2007 as President of Stolt Tankers, a division of Stolt-Nielsen Limited. As President of Stolt Tankers, Mr Feringa headed the Company’s strategic and growth initiatives. Prior to working for Stolt-Nielsen, Mr. Feringa was the Commercial Director of Van Ommeren's Tank Terminal at Botlek, Rotterdam. Mr Feringa holds a BSc in Oceanography and received an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands. During his career, Mr Feringa has resided in The Netherlands Singapore and the United States. He is a Dutch citizen and resides in Connecticut, USA.

Jens Gisle Schnelle,
Chief Financial Officer

Jens Gisle Schnelle joined Team Tankers International in August 2011, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer on July 10, 2019. Mr. Schnelle previously held the position as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and was primarily responsible for strategic initiatives and managing financing relationships. He has 8 years of shipping experience in a variety of managerial and analysis roles. Mr. Schnelle holds a BSc and MSc in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School. Mr. Schnelle is a Norwegian citizen residing in Connecticut, USA.

Michael Obling,
Vice President, S&P and Chartering

Mr. Obling joined Team Tankers International in August 2014 as Vice President, Business Development and was promoted to Vice President, S&P and Chartering on August 23, 2016. Mr. Obling has more than 20 years of commercial shipping experience as manager, broker and charterer from international Shipowners and Shipbrokers in Denmark, Germany and Singapore. Previously, Mr. Obling worked as Director and head of d’Amico in Singapore. Prior to that he worked for Torm in Copenhagen and Copenhagen Tankers as General Manager Chartering from 2000 to 2005. In addition Mr. Obling has experience as a broker with Maersk Broker in Copenhagen and Frachtcontor Junge & Co in Hamburg. He was educated at Randers Business School and holds a Diploma in Marketing from Lyngby School of Business, Denmark. Mr. Obling also has a degree from Asian International Executive Programme at INSEAD Singapore. Mr. Obling is a Danish citizen residing in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Svend Anthonsen,
Vice President, Fleet Management

Mr. Anthonsen joined Team Tankers International in July 2014. Previously Mr. Anthonsen was CTO/General Manager in Ultragas/Ultrabulk for nearly 5 years where he was responsible for the technical operation and also the new building program of both gas and bulk carriers. Prior to that, he was employed in Eitzen Group for 11 years where he has held a number of positions ranking from Technical Superintendent, Technical Manager and Technical Director in the ship management division of the company. Prior to engagement in the shipping industry Mr. Anthonsen was employed at MAN B&W Diesel A/S where we worked as Service Engineer for after sales services. Mr. Anthonsen is a Marine Engineer from the East Asiatic Company (ØK) and has been sailing for almost 10 years in both EAC and D/S Torm A/S. Mr. Anthonsen is a Danish citizen and resides in Denmark.

Malene H. Pedersen,
Vice President Human Resources

Mrs Pedersen joined Team Tankers A/S in June 2010 as Head of HR and Administration after serving as HR and Administration Manager in Camillo Eitzen Denmark since 2006. Previously, she worked with Ernst & Young and Borealis. She is an examined coach and holds a degree in Marketing & Economics as well as diplomas in strategic Human Resource Management and Strategic Change Management. Mrs Pedersen is a Danish citizen residing in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Michael Vilson,
Vice President Operations

Captain Vilson joined Team Tankers International in April 2018 as Vice President, Operations. He has over 40 years of experience from different roles in shipping both onboard ships and in executive positions ashore. Captain Vilson sailed until 1992, the last years as the captain of chemical tankers. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Laurin Maritime for the last 20 years and located in the USA. He holds a Master Mariner in Nautical Science from Kalmar University in Sweden and a Diploma in Commercial and Operational management from Chalmers University in Sweden, he is further a certified arbitrator and have been the Chairman of Intertanko Vetting Committee and currently an Intertanko council member and a member of the Intertanko Executive Committee. He is an international recognized speaker and the honorary Chairman of Shipping Insight and a board member of different companies.