NOVEMBER 19, 2014 — Finnish family owned shipping company Oy Langh Ship Ab will get a new managing director at the turn of the year, when the current managing director, Hans Langh, takes over as Chairman of the Board for the shipping company. His daughter Laura Langh-Lagerlöf has been elected as the company's new managing director.
"Hans has successfully steered the company through many storms. His innovative and energetic approach has been the driving force behind the company. We are pleased that Hans will continue to have a role in the company's operations," said the current Chairman of the Board, Tom Niemi. " "Laura possesses the same problem-solving skills as her father, and we believe she will steer the company well through any future challenges."
Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, 33, sees the change as a natural transition: "I'm a born-and-bred entrepreneur. When my father bought the first ship that he owned outright in 1983, I was on the ship with him to see it happen. I believe that shipping will always be important, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to take the company forward."
Hans Langh, 65, will stay on with the company as an adviser. "Laura has essentially been part of running the company for a long time already, but now she will be assuming the full responsibility of managing director. My focus now will be on introducing scrubbers in ships."
All of Langh Ship's five vessels have been fitted with the company's in-house-designed scrubber; the first as a product development project and the four others by DeltaLangh, a joint venture company established with Deltamarin.