Frederik Guttormsen, managing director of Singapore-based IMC Shipping, is leading the transformation of the Tsao family-owned tanker and bulker conglomerate from a traditional shipowner into a nimble asset-light operator.

Sustainable growth and building a strong team are his key priorities.

The transformation has seen a major internal top-to-bottom restructuring of the organisation designed to create better synergies between businesses and economies of scale.

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