ABC Maritime Group Announces Resignation of Chief Executive Officer and Names New CEO

February 2019, Nyon, Switzerland – ABC Maritime AG, a family owned provider of marine transportation services, announces that Daniel Wolf has resigned as Chief Executive Officer to pursue other opportunities. Hans Tanner, Founder and Chairman of the Group, will assume that role immediately, ad interim, supported by his son Daniel. A new CEO will be appointed in due course.

Mr. Wolf joined ABC Maritime in March 2009. He led the development of the company into a global provider of Ship Management services. The company is today recognized for its high quality Tanker and OSV management services, with a diversified customer base.

“Daniel brought a new, more global and financial outlook to ABC Maritime and was instrumental in shifting the focus of the Company to opportunities outside of our traditional West African markets,” said Hans Tanner, ABC Maritime’s Founder and Chairman. “He built a strong management team to support this growth. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Daniel for his contribution to ABC Maritime and wish him all the best in his future endeavors”.

“In my nearly 10 years with ABC Maritime I have had the honor of working with a very talented and dedicated group of people”, said Mr. Wolf. “Although I now leave to pursue other challenges, I am confident the management team can continue to further strengthen ABC Maritime’s position in the world of quality ship management.”

After completing his studies in Germany (“Seefahrtschule in Bremen / Bremerhaven”), Mr. Daniel Tanner started his career in the Maritime Business with ABC in 2011. In 2013 he decided to set-up his own shipping company in order to gain professional experience outside of the family owned environment. Mr. Tanner successfully developed transactions in such diverse areas as the marine transportation of cattle and landing crafts. As a member of the owning family he is now well prepared to lead the transition of the ABC Maritime Group from its founder to the second generation.

In addition to Mr. Daniel Tanner, the other members of ABC Maritime’s executive management team are Serge Meyer, Chief Financial Officer, Stuart Bartle, Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Le Feuvre, Chief Commercial Officer and Stéphane Kost, Group Counsel.

About ABC Maritime AG
ABC Maritime manages commercially and technically a fleet of 30 vessels including asphalt and chemical tankers, offshore support vessels and an MPP. The group has grown to being one of the world’s leading providers of floating accommodation barges in West Africa and major names in the world of oil, offshore and finance consider ABC Maritime as a valued partner.

For further information please contact:

Serge Meyer, Chief Financial Officer +41 22 365 71 61
Stéphane Kost, Group Counsel +41 22 365 71 10

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