After winding down his tenure at Odfjell in Norway to return to his native Denmark, Kristian Morch has emerged as the new head at J Lauritzen.

The Copenhagen-backed outfit announced on Tuesday that Morch will join as chief executive on 1 August.

“J Lauritzen is today in a strong position, and the entire board of Lauritzen Fonden is convinced that with Kristian as CEO and Tommy [Thomsen] as chairman [of J Lauritzen], we have the right team to lead the positive development task that now awaits,” Lauritzen Fonden chairman Jens Ditlev Lauritzen said.