Jorn Hinge

Company: United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)

Position: President and CEO

Biography: Jorn Hinge is president and CEO of Kuwait-headquartered UASC. He joined the company in 1994 as its chief operating officer. Previously, he worked for Denmark’s East Asiatic Company (EAC) in various managerial positions in South America, North America and Europe.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in shipping, with 15 years working with UASC in Kuwait and Dubai. He played a key role in building up EAC’s liner services between Australia and Asia. In 1990, Hinge was appointed CEO of a joint venture between EAC and Ben Line in Edinburgh.

UASC offers a diversified range of shipping services, including freight forwarding, petrochemicals transportation and container and ship repairs. It owns and operates a fleet of 44 ships. In recent years, Hinge has overseen the introduction of the larger 13,500 TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) vessels to the company’s fleet.

Contact Tel: (+965) 2 494 3300