ESVAGT appoints Jesper Lok as Chairman

Jesper Lok has been appointed Chairman of ESVAGT A/S, a leading provider of emergency rescue and response vessels and related services to the offshore energy industry, with effect from 1 November 2015.

Jesper brings over 25 years of experience from the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group having worked in Japan, Taiwan, Pakistan and Nigeria before heading SVITZER as CEO. In 2012, he joined DSB, the Danish railroads, as CEO and led the company’s turnaround. Most recently, he was CEO of Falck’s Emergency Division.

Jesper is also a Board Member of Danish Crown A/S and J. Lauritzen A/S and is Vice-Chairman of Danmarks Skibskredit A/S.

"We are pleased that Jesper has joined ESVAGT as Chairman. We believe that ESVAGT will benefit from Jesper’s extensive shipping experience and his international business background.” said ESVAGT’s shareholders, 3i Infrastructure plc and AMP Capital.

"Thanks to its focus on quality and seamanship, ESVAGT has been able to grow rapidly in recent years.  I look forward to assisting the new owners and the management team in continuing that development."  said Jesper Lok.

“We are delighted to welcome Jesper as Chairman. Jesper knows the company, understands the various market segments and has been instrumental in the development of ESVAGT.” said ESVAGT Managing Director, Søren N. Thomsen.


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For further information, contact:

Peter Sedgwick
Chairman, 3i Infrastructure plc
Tel: +44 1534 847 410

Silvia Santoro
Investor enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7975 3258

Kathryn van der Kroft
Media enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7975 3021

Notes to editors:


ESVAGT is a leading provider of offshore safety and support at sea primarily in and around the North Sea and the Barents Sea. The fleet comprises modern offshore support vessels with high quality specifications designed for operations in harsh weather conditions. ESVAGT is known and recognized as an attractive, reliable and responsible partner providing our customers with services including rescue, oil recovery, firefighting, towing, supply, anchor handling and multi field service.

ESVAGT has a fleet of 43 vessels and more than 900 employees on- and offshore. Our fleet provides the daily safety and support functions within the offshore wind and oil & gas industries.

About 3i Infrastructure plc

3i Infrastructure plc is a Jersey-incorporated, closed-ended investment company, listed on the London Stock Exchange and regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. The Company is a long-term investor in infrastructure businesses and assets. The Company’s market focus is on economic infrastructure in developed economies, principally in Europe, in the utilities, transportation and energy sectors, investing in operational businesses which generate long-term yield and capital growth. 3i Infrastructure also has investments in social infrastructure and is building its exposure to primary PPP and low risk energy projects.

3i Investments plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3i Group plc, is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and acts as Investment Adviser to 3i Infrastructure plc.

About AMP Capital

AMP Capital is a specialist investment manager with more than US$124 billion in funds under management as at 31 December 2014 and more than 250 investment professionals. AMP Capital is one of the most experienced global infrastructure managers with more than 25 years’ experience and having made over 120 infrastructure equity and debt investments globally. AMP Capital was one of the first investors globally to invest in infrastructure when it participated in the financing of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel in 1988.

AMP Capital today manages unlisted and listed infrastructure investments in Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.  AMP Capital is a subsidiary of AMP Limited. Established in 1849, AMP has more than 160 years of experience providing financial services, and is one of Australia''s largest retail and corporate pension providers.