Carl Schou is the CEO and President of Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM). He joined WSM in 2005, bringing in more than 30 years of combined experience in sailing as a staff captain on cruise ships and marine technical operations from classification society to ship owning.
He held the helm as Vice President Manning for several years before his appointment as CEO and President of WSM. In the past 11 years, Carl as the CEO and President of WSM has doubled the fleet of ships in management through organic growth. In 2018, Carl has been recognized by Lloyds List for heading the company to become one of the top 10 shipmanagers in the world.
Carl is currently based in our global head office in Singapore and oversees the general management, strategy development and business development for the company. Carl’s seafaring background also provided him the advantage of applying on board skilled-based knowledge to on shore ship management operations.