Thomas Koniordos appointed as new CEO of Yara Marine Technologies

Member news | 2 October 2019
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Oslo, Norway: The Norwegian based scrubber supplier today announced a change of leadership as Dr Thomas Koniordos was introduced as the company’s new CEO.  Koniordos, who up until 18th of September served as Yara’s Head of Environmental Solutions, and also as Chairman of the Yara Marine Board, will succeed Peter Strandberg, the company’s founder.  

 “YMT has had an amazing growth the last few years and it has been an honour to lead the company through its initial start-up and to where we are today, as one of the top suppliers in this highly competitive scrubber market”, Mr Strandberg says. “It’s reassuring to leave the company in the safe hands of our previous Chairman of the Board, and I have the utmost confidence in Koniordos to lead the company to its next level”, Strandberg says.  

“I feel proud and excited to join Yara Marine”, Mr Koniordos says. “Yara Marine has a fascinating origin as a family-run, entrepreneurial start up that has successfully developed into a solid and well- respected front-runner in the marine green technology segment. The company has a unique culture that I really look forward to getting to know more in-depth. I am impressed by the growth and performance of the company under Peter Strandberg’s leadership and I look forward to seeing how I can contribute into the further development of the company”, Koniordos concludes.  

Before joining Yara International in 2015 as head of the Environmental Business Line, Koniordos served for 14 years in various management functions and geographies in Danfoss. Prior to this, he also worked as Management Consultant for 5 years. 

Strandberg will continue to be part of the YMT Management Team as Chief Technical Officer, heading up the company’s business development initiatives with new market segments and technologies. 

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Eli Charlotte Staurset-Bakke
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About Yara Marine Technologies 

The company has since its origin in 2010 been a forerunner in the emission reduction technology industry, being the first company offering the inline SOx scrubber to the marine segment.  

Today, Yara Marine is one of the top three scrubber suppliers with more than 2 million successful operational hours and more than 300 high quality, long lasting scrubber systems projected in all the major vessel segments from cruise-, roro-, ropax-, and container ships to bulkers. Regardless of vessel or engine type, Yara Marine can deliver the best solution for reliable and cost-efficient IMO compliance. 

Yara Marine has offices in Sweden, China and HQ in Oslo, Norway. 

About Yara
Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfill our vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected. To meet these commitments, we have taken the lead in developing digital farming tools for precision farming and work closely with partners throughout the whole food value chain to develop more climate-friendly crop nutrition solutions. In addition, we are committed to working towards sustainable mineral fertilizer production.

We foster an open culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes the safety and integrity of our employees, contractors, business partners, and society at large.

Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has a worldwide presence with about 17,000 employees and operations in over 60 countries. In 2018, Yara reported revenues of USD 12.9 billion.

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