Who We Are

About BW Digital

We develop, build and operate a digital ecosystem, specialising in data transport, compute and storage to connect countries across oceans sustainably.

Board of Directors

The BW Digital Board draw on a wealth of entrepreneurship, business experience and industry knowledge to guide the direction of the company.

Andreas Sohmen-Pao


Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group and listed affiliates BW Offshore, BW LPG, Hafnia, BW Epic Kosan, BW Energy and Cadeler. He is Chairman of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, a director of Navigator Holdings and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Mr Sohmen-Pao was previously Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation and has served as a non-executive director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, London P&I Club, Esplanade Co Ltd, National Parks Board Singapore, Sport Singapore and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore amongst others.

Mr Sohmen-Pao graduated from Oxford University in England with an honours degree in Oriental Studies and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Erik Strømsø


Erik Strømsø is the CEO of BW ESS and Managing Director of BW Renewables. He is responsible for scaling BW’s investments in sustainable energy and technologies. He joined BW Group in 2021.

Prior to joining BW Group, Mr Strømsø was a Senior Equity Partner at Pareto Securities, a leading Scandinavian investment bank, with a key focus on the energy and maritime space. He started in Pareto’s equity research department, with an emphasis on the offshore energy space, and subsequently joined the investment banking department, with a maritime and energy focus. In 2014, Mr Strømsø moved to Singapore as Managing Partner for Pareto Securities – Asia Pacific, where he led a team focused on capital markets financing of traditional and renewable energy and infrastructure assets.

Mr Strømsø holds an MSc. in International Management from London School of Economics and a BSc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Sebastien Brochet


Sebastien Brochet joined BW on 3 September 2013, as Vice-President for Strategy & Corporate Development. In July 2020, he took on the responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer for BW Group.

Before joining BW, he worked for Bain & Company, spending eight years in its Energy and Industrial Practice in Singapore, Dubai and Paris and leaving as a Principal. Prior to that, he held various operational responsibilities (industrial, purchasing) in the Chemical industry, at Rhodia in Asia Pacific.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiegne in France.

Leadership Team

The BW Digital leadership team includes some of the industry’s most experienced executives, all focused on developing and delivering state-of-the-art connectivity and data storage solutions.

Ludovic Hutier

Ludovic Hutier

Chief Executive Officer

Laurent Le Breton

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Missingham

General Counsel

Virginie Frouin

Chief Business Officer - Submarine Cables
Florent Blot - Chief Business Officer

Florent Blot

Chief Business Officer - Data Centres & Value-Added Services

Hamid Maani

Chief Sales Officer