20|20 Marine Energy, a leading maritime consultancy, today announced the appointment of Per Funch-Nielsen as a Senior Associate for Europe. The move is on the back of increased demand from all stakeholders involved in the marine energy supply chain who need support in developing strategies and solutions to meet the challenges, and seize the opportunities of the rapidly changing fuel supply market.
Per Funch-Nielsen has more than 25 years’ experience of the maritime and bunkering sectors, working in leadership positions and managing a diverse range of international teams within a number of key global companies. Prior to joining 20|20 Marine Energy he worked for Unioil Supply, the physical bunkering arm of Bunker Holding Group. He also spent over 10 years at OW Bunker, where he was General Manager for the company’s physical supply division. Mr. Funch-Nielsen has a vast range of experience in all aspects of the marine energy supply chain, including, most recently, working on the development of supply solutions for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Denmark.
Per Funch-Nielsen will be responsible for further growing 20|20 Marine Energy’s presence within Europe, as well as consulting on global projects. Since the company was founded in December 2015, 20|20 has worked with a host of organisations to develop and implement strategies for purchasing and selling marine energy, as well as supporting the development of bunkering infrastructure projects.
Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Tolson, Senior Partner, 20|20 Marine Energy, said:
“The addition of Per Funch-Nielsen to the 20|20 team will enable us to further expand in Europe, as well as benefit from his many years of experience and knowledge. Per has worked at the forefront of bunkering for many years and has a deep understanding of the challenges that ship owners, bunker suppliers, port authorities and infrastructure providers face. I am confident that his strategic counsel will add real weight and value in helping our clients effectively position themselves for growth in this transformative new market.”
Per Funch-Nielsen, Senior Associate, 20|20 Marine Energy, said:
“I am delighted to be joining 20|20 at this critical point in the shipping industry. The growth of 20|20 over the past year is testament to the unique and complex challenges that the shipping industry and related sectors face in relation to the changing dynamic of the marine energy supply chain. The company is working with organisations that include ship operators and fuel suppliers, as well as infrastructure providers; all of who realise that they have to change and adapt. While the challenges are many, there are also real opportunities for organisations to get ahead and seize genuine competitive advantage, and I am looking forward to working with them in providing honest strategic counsel, and helping them to realise their growth ambitions.”