DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) reports that Fritz Jakob Fredriksen has joined the company as a Principal Consultant. In his new role, he will be advising shipping companies on a wide range of issues, including fuel management, regulatory and environmental matters, port operations, navigation, as well as safety training and practices.
Mr. Fredriksen was Chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) from Feb 2007 to Feb 2009, where he actively contributed to the improvement of industry relations and practices in global bunkering.
Before joining DNVPS, Mr Fredriksen was a senior adviser with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) involved in policy development and execution of environmental conservation and education in Norway.
A marine engineer and master mariner by training, Mr. Fredriksen started his career with Norwegian Cruise Line in 1990, assuming First Officer and Safety Officer positions on various ships. In 1996, he joined Western Bulk Carriers and rose to the rank of Senior Port Captain.
From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Fredriksen was a manager of fleet performance and bunker purchase at Hual AS. In May 2005, he was employed as a senior manager at Höegh Autoliners AS, overseeing bunker procurement, fuel quality assurance, energy management and fleet performance.
"I am absolutely thrilled to work for DNVPS," Mr Fredriksen says. "I have collaborated with this company for many years – as a customer, and on numerous industry projects. The dedication, professionalism and pride DNVPS displays in its work is something I look forward to being a part of."
Knut-Helge Knutsen, Regional Manager of DNVPS, adds, "We are very pleased to have Fritz on board. Apart from his valuable background, which covers both commercial and practical aspects, Fritz is also well known in the bunkering business. We will for sure be able to leverage his network within the industry."
Fritz Jakob Fredriksen is based in Hovik, Norway. He can be contacted on +47 67578117 (office), +47 99524943 (mobile) or Fritz.Jakob.Fredriksen@dnv.com.
August 10, 2011