Rickmers Maritime

Cargo Ship

Mr Soeren Andersen


Mr Soeren Andersen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Trustee-Manager. He was appointed in June 2015, and has 20 years of experience as an international shipping executive in the shipping and offshore industry.

Prior to joining the Trustee-Manager, he was the vice president of global network & alliance at APL, which is one of the world's leading container shipping companies, headquartered in Singapore and part of the NOL Group. Mr Andersen was responsible for APL's co-operations and alliances with other container shipping operators, and was APL's senior representative in the G6 Alliance, which comprises Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Hapaq-Lloyd, NYK Line and APL.

Before joining APL, Mr Andersen spent 15 years working for the Maersk Group. He started his career with AP Moller-Maersk in Denmark in 1997 after graduating with a Master of Science in Business Administration from Aarhus University. This marked the beginning of an illustrious career with the Maersk Group in various operational, marketing and strategic positions, including roles in which he had oversight of mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Andersen holds an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Mr Tomas A. Norton de Matos

Mr Norton de Matos was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Trustee-Manager on 18 April 2016.

Mr Norton de Matos has 30 years of experience in corporate banking, project and development finance, credit management and investments, as well as financial advisory and management across multiple sectors. Prior to joining Rickmers Maritime, he was Managing Director of Norton Capital & Sons Pte. Ltd., where he led cross-border investment transactions and capital raising projects, in addition to managing personal investment funds with a maritime sector emphasis. Before setting up Norton Capital & Sons Pte. Ltd. in 2014, Mr Norton de Matos was Managing Director and Representative of Espirito Santo Financial Group S.A., where he was responsible for assessing the group's proposed investment operations in Singapore.

Mr Norton de Matos started his banking career with the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, USA, specialising in credit operations, before moving to Tokyo, Japan in 1988 and, subsequently, to project finance roles in Hong Kong and Singapore, where he was responsible for marketing, financial advisory and debt arrangements for infrastructure and industrial projects in Asia-Pacific. Mr Norton de Matos has also held key positions in Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Asian Development Bank, and Arco Capital Management in Asia.

Mr Norton de Matos graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA.