WISTA CONFERENCE SPEAKERS 2017

FUTURE-PROOF MARITIME SOLUTIONS

Friday 6th of October 2017

Henrik Källsson

Erik Thun AB

“Erik Thun’s answer to new challenges: the next generation Eco-Ships”

Born in Lidköping, Sweden in 1981, Henrik Källsson is a 3rd generation member of Erik Thun AB, a shipowning company founded by his grandfather in 1938.

The core business of the Thun Group today is still ship owning now with vessels in four categories; dry cargo, self-dischargers, cement and tankers from 10 000 tons down to 4 000 tons. The other business areas are leasing and purchase/sale of aircraft, port agency and charcuterie.

After studies in economics at Lund’s University, it became clear for Henrik that his future was with the family business and he joined the company in 2007. His responsibilities are self-unloaders, new building projects, aviation, charcuterie and port agency.

In 2013 he was appointed deputy managing director of the Thun Group.

Henrik is also board member of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association and chairman of the association’s Tank & Bulk section.