Executive Management

Seasoned LPG trading leaders

Amalio Hidalgo

Chief Executive Officer

Amalio Hidalgo began his career in the LPG industry in 1995 and has extensive LPG trading and management experience. This includes fruitful years managing key trading desks at Neste Oil, followed by setting up the LPG physical and derivative proprietary trading desk at Morgan Stanley and overseeing the West of Suez LPG Trading at Vitol. Amalio returned to his native Madrid in 2010 to establish the LPG trading desk at Vilma, successfully leading the team to achieve solid results.

Joseph (Joe) Alfonso Executive Vice President

Joseph Alfonso

Executive Vice President

Joseph (Joe) Alfonso, Director & Singapore's book leader joined Vilma Oil as Director of the Singapore office in 2015 to lead the team’s development of the Asian market. Prior to his appointment at Vilma Oil, Joe developed his extensive network and relationships, deep market knowledge and negotiating skills at Poten & Partners, where over 25 years in New York, London & Singapore, he progressed through roles in operations, consulting, broking and senior management roles.

Board members

A diversified and experienced board

Kristian Sørensen

Chairman of the Board

Kristian Sørensen has over 20 years of experience in the LPG shipping industry where he has held several commercial and management positions across established brokerage firms and ship owners. Notable past appointments include his role as CEO of Norwegian broking house Fearnleys, and Deputy Group CEO for the Astrup Fearnley Group until 2021, as well as CEO of Avance Gas before joining BW LPG in 2022.

Billy Chiu

Board Member

Billy Chiu has been with BW since 1985 and has more than 30 years of experience in the shipping industry. Chiu’s current role as EVP oversees the Quality and Compliance department, Internal Audit, Dry Cargo business, Group Crewing Services and Asset Management teams.