Our team

Our team

Christian Andersen

Christian Andersen

President

Email: c.andersen@avancegas.com

Direct: +47 22 00 48 05

Mobile: +47 90 92 04 60

Christian Andersen (born 1960) founded Avance Gas in September 2007 together with Stolt-Nielsen, and was hired as President. Mr. Andersen holds a masters degree in business and marketing from Oslo Business School. He has 25 years' experience from the industry. He has previously worked as Head of LNG in BW Gas and as founding partner of Amanda LPG Trading.

Christian Andersen (born 1960) founded Avance Gas in September 2007 together with Stolt-Nielsen, and was hired as President. Mr. Andersen holds a masters degree in business and marketing from Oslo Business School. He has 25 years' experience from the industry. He has previously worked as Head of LNG in BW Gas and as founding partner of Amanda LPG Trading.

Peder Carl Gram Simonsen

Peder Carl Gram Simonsen

Chief Financial Officer

Email: finance@avancegas.com

Direct: +47 22 00 48 15

Mobile: +47 92 02 91 64

Peder Carl Gram Simonsen (born 1974) joined Avance Gas in January 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Simonsen holds a  B.A. (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Stirling and a Master of Business degree (Nw.: Siviløkonom) (2000). He comes from the position as First Vice President of Nordea Bank Norge ASA, where he worked as senior client executive for large shipping and offshore companies.

Peder Carl Gram Simonsen (born 1974) joined Avance Gas in January 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Simonsen holds a  B.A. (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Stirling and a Master of Business degree (Nw.: Siviløkonom) (2000). He comes from the position as First Vice President of Nordea Bank Norge ASA, where he worked as senior client executive for large shipping and offshore companies.

Steffen Andersen

Steffen Andersen

Vice President Chartering and Projects

Email: LPG@avancegas.com

Direct: +47 22 00 48 10

Mobile: +47 90 54 36 71

Steffen Andersen (born 1972) joined Avance in 2008 as Vice President Chartering and Projects. He is responsible for day-to-day chartering and customer relationships. Mr. Andersen’s background is from chartering and project shipbroker as well as LPG trading for Norsk Hydro (now part of Statoil). Mr. Andersen holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in International Transport from University of Wales (1997).

Steffen Andersen (born 1972) joined Avance in 2008 as Vice President Chartering and Projects. He is responsible for day-to-day chartering and customer relationships. Mr. Andersen’s background is from chartering and project shipbroker as well as LPG trading for Norsk Hydro (now part of Statoil). Mr. Andersen holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in International Transport from University of Wales (1997).

Captain Kenneth Aasvang

Captain Kenneth Aasvang

Operations Manager

Email: LPG-ops@avancegas.com

Direct: +47 22 00 48 20

Mobile: +47 95 26 52 71

Captain Aasvang (born 1970) has held different positions in BW Gas prior to joining Avance Gas as Operation Manager in May 2011, including 14 years as senior officer on VLGCs whereof five years as Master. Captain Aasvang is responsible for day-to-day management of the fleet and the company’s deliveries of on-time flawless service.

Captain Aasvang (born 1970) has held different positions in BW Gas prior to joining Avance Gas as Operation Manager in May 2011, including 14 years as senior officer on VLGCs whereof five years as Master. Captain Aasvang is responsible for day-to-day management of the fleet and the company’s deliveries of on-time flawless service.

Gøril Gleditsch

Gøril Gleditsch

Technical Manager

Email: tech-man@avancegas.com

Direct: +47 22 00 48 02

Mobile: +47 92 01 40 73

Gøril Gleditsch (born 1981) joined Avance Gas January 2014 as Technical Manager, to work closely with our technical managers by following up ship performance and maintenance on a daily basis, as well as oversee the construction of our newbuildings in close co-operation with the site-team. She has previously worked in newbuilding departments with Stolt-Nielsen, Fred. Olsen and BW Offshore. Ms. Gleditsch holds a Sivilingeniør degree from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2006).  

 

Gøril Gleditsch (born 1981) joined Avance Gas January 2014 as Technical Manager, to work closely with our technical managers by following up ship performance and maintenance on a daily basis, as well as oversee the construction of our newbuildings in close co-operation with the site-team. She has previously worked in newbuilding departments with Stolt-Nielsen, Fred. Olsen and BW Offshore. Ms. Gleditsch holds a Sivilingeniør degree from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2006).  

 

Mette Rokne Hanestad

Mette Rokne Hanestad

Finance Manager

Email: controller@avancegas.com

Direct: +47 91 81 27 61

Mobile: +47 22 00 48 29

Mette Rokne Hanestad (born 1982) joined Avance Gas in October 2014. Mette Rokne Hanestad has a Siviløkonom degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a Masters degree in Accounting and Auditing (MRR) from Norwegian School of Management (BI) and is a State Authorized Public Accountant. Mette Rokne Hanestad has previously worked as an auditor in EY working with mainly large Norwegian and international companies.

Mette Rokne Hanestad (born 1982) joined Avance Gas in October 2014. Mette Rokne Hanestad has a Siviløkonom degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a Masters degree in Accounting and Auditing (MRR) from Norwegian School of Management (BI) and is a State Authorized Public Accountant. Mette Rokne Hanestad has previously worked as an auditor in EY working with mainly large Norwegian and international companies.