Shipowner Wilhelm Wilhelmsen died on Saturday, he was 82 years old, the Wilhelmsen group reports.
Wilhelmsen was the fourth-generation owner of the family business. He was part of the company from a young age and became chairman of the Wilhelmsen Group in 1992.
With the exception of a short term as CEO, he has been chairman of the board until 2010. He was active in the company until the day he died, the company writes in a press release.
Wilhelmsen leaves behind his wife Ninni, three children and eight grandchildren.
CEO Harald Solberg of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association says in a press release that they have sadly received the message that Wilhelm Wilhelmsen has passed away.
“He has been crucial in developing the Wilhelmsen shipping company to become one of the world’s leading maritime groups, including in the field of car transport and as a provider of services to shipping worldwide,” says Solberg.
“Wilhelmsen has been one of the most important contributors to the Norwegian maritime industry for decades. Our thoughts go to the immediate family,” he says.
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