CMA crowns commodore

Teekay CEO clinches Connecticut shipping association’s highest honour.
Peter Evensen heads Teekay Corp, Teekay Tankers, Teekay Offshore and Teekay LNG Partners.

Peter Evensen heads Teekay Corp, Teekay Tankers, Teekay Offshore and Teekay LNG Partners.

Peter Evensen has emerged as the next commodore of the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA).

The Teekay chief executive is due to receive the award on 20 March of 2013 during a gala dinner ceremony that will be held on the third day of the Stamford-based non-profit’s annual exposition and conference at the Hilton hotel.

Observers note it’s not the first time the US-quoted tanker titan’s top executive has landed the coveted cap, which is a throwback to the headgear worn by admirals and other high ranking mariners during an era when tall ships ruled the seven seas.

C Sean Day was crowned commodore back in 2005 when he served as Teekay’s chairman before passing the torch to the likes of Morten Arntzen, John Fredriksen, Wei Jiafu, Philippe Louis Dreyfus, Angeliki Frangou and outgoing incumbent Oivind Lorentzen.

Evensen took the reins of Teekay in 2011 but his career with the diversified Canadian group began in 2003 after serving tours with JP Morgan Securities, Chase Securities and the predecessor firms of Chase Manhattan Bank, Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust.

The CMA has been hosting Connecticut trade shows for nearly 30 years. The first commodore award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of the shipping industry, was presented to Ole Skaarup in 1990.

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