GC Rieber Adds Permanent CEO

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GC Rieber Shipping has appointed acting chief executive officer (CEO) Einar Ytredal to CEO on a permanent basis.

Øystein Kvåle was at the same time named new chief financial officer (CFO) and Christoffer Knudsen was promoted to chief commercial officer (CCO), the company informed.

Einar Ytredal was appointed acting CEO in mid-September 2018. He has been with the company since 2007, first as vice president finance and then as CFO since September 2011.

Before joining GC Rieber Shipping, Ytredal worked at Deloitte. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration as well as an MSc in Accounting and Auditing.

Øystein Kvåle has been with GC Rieber since 2014 and served as acting CFO of GC Rieber Shipping in 2016 and 2017. Kvåle worked for The Boston Consulting Group before joining GC Rieber.

He holds a Master in Industrial Economics and Management from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.

Christoffer Knudsen comes from the position as director of Chartering and Projects at GC Rieber Shipping and has been with the company since 2013. Prior to that he gained experience from various positions within the Wilh. Wilhelmsen Group. Knudsen holds a degree in Maritime Business and Law from University of Plymouth, UK.

We are very pleased to strengthen our management team with highly competent and experienced people who have extensive knowledge of GC Rieber Shipping’s business,” said Paul Chr. Rieber, chairman of GC Rieber Shipping. “They will play an important part in developing our company in line with our long-term strategic ambitions.” 

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