Svein Steimler has been appointed president and chief executive officer of NYK Group Europe.
He will succeed Takuji Nakai from 1st April. He is the first non-Japanese to hold such positions in NYK’s 131 year history.
Steimler joined NYK in 1998, and was appointed corporate officer of NYK Line in 2013.
He will be succeeded by Hideki Suzuki, as executive vice president and chief operating officer of NYK Group Europe. Suzuki is currently managing director of NYK Group Europe.