Danish shipowner and operator Norden is beefing up its board with two heavyweight names.

The Copenhagen-listed company has nominated Ian McIntosh, former chief executive of huge commodity trader Louis Dreyfus Co, and pension fund executive Vibeke Bak Solok as new directors.

A shareholders meeting will be held on 9 March to vote on the additions.

British citizen McIntosh, 62, is based in London.

He had a long career in commodity trading at Louis Dreyfus and retired as group CEO in 2020.

He managed the global activities of a number of key commodities, working from London, Melbourne, Paris and Geneva.

McIntosh set up Edesia Asset Management as part of the group. This became one of the world’s largest commodity-focused hedge funds, managing predominantly external institutional capital.

Bak Solok is a Dane who is chief financial officer at ATP Ejendomme, a subsidiary of the largest Danish pension fund.

She is, however, due to take up a position soon as CEO of internet-based Danish lender Lunar Bank.

Up for re-election

Bak Solok was originally a state-authorised accountant at PwC and became a partner in 1994.

She was later head of group finance and chief operating officer in group risk management at Danske Bank.

Norden is also recommending the re-election of chairman Klaus Nyborg, Johanne Riegels Ostergaard, Karsten Knudsen and former Frontline CEO Robert Hvide Macleod as directors.