Headquartered in Gothenburg Furetank, owned by the Höglund family, has appointed Jonatan Höglund to be the company’s new Deputy CEO.
The company which provides technical, safety, crewing and commercial management services considers the decision as a “milestone” as the new generation of Höglund is moving now into the top management of the shipping company.
The new appointed Deputy CEO Jonatan Höglund has a Bachelor degree in Marine Engineering and is a certificated superintendent. He brings many years of experience as Furetank’s newbuilding inspector, overseeing the development and construction of the VINGA vessel series, as well as a member of the board of directors.
Jonatan Höglund commented on his appointment: “I truly appreciate the confidence that the board has placed in me, it is very humbling and an exciting new challenge. My role will be to support our CEO and help the company move forward in the green transition of shipping. The nine vessels currently in order demand a lot of time and travels, my experience from the technical and operations departments will come in handy. In some sense, I have been preparing for this step since childhood, since running Furetank as a family-owned company has always been the intention.”
The position has been vacant since Per-Anders Höglund retired in 2021. The new appointment was made by the board of directors.
Board member Andreas Remmer said that “Jonatan has worked in the company for many years and built up an extensive instrumental experience, deeply involved in developing Furetank’s currently world-leading, energy-efficient fleet from the start.”
He added that the board of directors sees him as fully capable of continuing the renewal journey that Furetank has initiated and intends to pursue.
Furetank in addition to management of tankers is the crewing and technical manager for the Swedish nuclear fuels transportation vessel SIGRID on behalf of SKB.