Tom Sommardal

CEO and founder of LNG Tainer Ltd,

Tom Sommardal is a Finnish engineer and inventor of LNG Tainers and holds several patents for LNG tank systems. He is also the founder and CEO of the shipping company Northern Tanker Company Ltd.

Tom holds a Chief Officers Degree from the Navigational Institute of Turku, and also a Bachelor of Science Degree Naval Architect in Swedish from the Institute of Technology in Helsinki.Tom Sommardal has extensive experience with various positions within the shipping and maritime industry. At the early age of 19, he was already working as deck officer on 100,000-ton oil tankers. After leaving the sea, he worked for several years as a maritime safety inspector for the Finnish Maritime Administration.

He also worked for International classification societies, taking care of technical inspections as well as safety and quality assessments. Later he worked in the ship-management department of a major logistics company where he was responsible for their fleet management before leaving to start his own ship-management company, Northern Tanker Company Ltd, where LNGTainer´s new type of LNG tank container was developed. In his presentation titled:

“Profitability through Sustainability”

Tom will discuss new ideas in sustainability and how companies can integrate their company’s activities with the social, economic and environmental expectations of stakeholders and how to use sustainability as an innovative growth strategy making sustainability a competitive advantage.