New Role for Stena Line CEO at World Economic Forum

Niclas Mårtensson, CEO at Stena Line, is the new Governor Chair of the Supply Chain & Transport Industry Community at the World Economic Forum. He will represent Stena AB, playing a critical role in accelerating the transformation of the industry over the next two years.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international organisation that brings together leaders from business, government, civil society, and academia to shape global, regional and industry agendas. At this year’s annual meeting in Davos, it was announced that Niclas Mårtensson will take on the role of Governor Chair of one of the forum’s 22 industry communities: the Supply Chain & Transport Industry.

Over the next two years as Governor Chair, Niclas Mårtensson’s responsibility will be to provide leadership for the community, help define the industry agenda, and identify where collective action may contribute to positive industry and global systemic outcomes.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to shape the agenda that will enable the transition to fossil-free, inclusive, and safe movement of goods. The World Economic Forum brings together such a vast diversity of political leaders and influential people from business and the civil society who are all engaged in collaborating to create actual change for a better world,” Niclas Mårtensson says.

WEF is most famous for the annual meeting in Davos, but the industry communities work together throughout the year, proposing, endorsing, and providing strategic input to priorities for the industry they represent. A significant role for Niclas Mårtensson will be to influence the policies and regulations around existing opportunities, with the goal of facilitating a fossil-free supply chain and transport industry.

“While the world currently sets high goals for sustainability, the necessary infrastructure to achieve these goals often falls short, for example when it comes to electrification. In my role as Governor Chair, I have a responsibility to make my voice heard and influence the policies that are crucial for our industry’s inevitable transformation,” adds Niclas Mårtensson.

Niclas Mårtensson takes over from the Group CEO at freight transport company PSA International, Tan Chong Meng, who has held the role for the past two years.