Greek LNG shipping line GasLog announces change at top with decision of CEO Paul Wogan to retire in March

Wednesday, 12 January 2022
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GasLog Ltd, the Greek LNG shipping company, has announced executive changes at the top with the decision of Chief Executive Paul Wogan to retire from his position on March 9, 2022.

“He will remain, in an advisory role until June 30, 2022 to ensure a smooth transition,” said GasLog.

The GasLog board named Paolo Enoizi, currently Chief Operating Officer of GasLog Ltd and CEO of US affiliate GasLog Partners LP. As the new CEO of GasLog Ltd, effective March 10, 2022.

GasLog is currently expanding its fleet and has ordered four newbuild 174,000 cubic metres capacity vessels for delivery in 2024 and 2025.

GasLog Ltd ordered the vessels from South Korea shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

The four newbuilds will have latest generation M-type Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) propulsion system.

GasLog completed a merger in June 2021 with BlackRock’s Global Energy and Power Infrastructure division and de-listed its common shares from the New York Stock Exchange.

Structure

GasLog’s ownership structure has three main shareholders in both companies, parent GasLog Ltd and subsidiary GasLog Partners LP.

They are the Greek Livanos family with 55 percent, the Monaco-based Onassis Foundation with 12 percent and BlackRock’s Global Energy and Power infrastructure fund (GEPIF), holder of 45 percent of the equity.

GasLog Ltd, whose Chairman remains Peter G. Livanos, has an LNG fleet comprising 20 vessels, 12 dual-fuel, seven tri-fuel, diesel electric (TFDE) and one steam-turbine carrier.

Subsidiary GasLog Partners LP owns 15 LNG carriers, including 10 tri-fuel-diesel-electric (TFDE) ships and five steam-turbine vessels.

The GasLog business has undergone a substantial overhaul in recent years to improve efficiency and to reduce overheads.

This followed its decision in November 2019 to move its headquarters from Monaco to the Greek port of Piraeus, home of its operational platform.

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