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Carl-Johan Hagman Elected as EUCCK Chief
New EUCCK President Replaces Mr. Frans Hampsink
New EUCCK President Carl-Johan Hagman

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea (EUCCK, announced the election of Mr. Carl-Johan Hagman as the new President of chamber. He replaces Mr. Frans Hampsink, effective Wednesday, November 1st, 2006.

Mr. Hagman is the Chairman, President & CEO Eukor Car Carriers Inc., a leading RoRo shipping company headquartered in Seoul, with a turnover of about $2 billion, operating 100 ships with offices or representatives in over 60 countries.

A Swedish national, Mr. Hagman has spent 8 years in the country and was also recipient of the Medal of Industrial Merit from President Roh Moo-hyun in 2003.

Prior to heading EUKOR, he was President & CEO of Wallenius Lines AB, Sweden, an international industry leader within the shipping and logistics field. He was first posted to South Korea in 1996, as Owner's representative, and later President of Wallenius Lines Korea.

He did his Master of Law (LL.M.) from Universities of Lund, Sweden and Oslo, Norway, majoring in maritime and environmental law.

From 1984 to 1992, he held several positions in the Swedish Navy, as a Lieutenant Commander.

Mr. Hagman expressed delight on his appointment and said: "It is my firm ambition to help European companies be successful in Korea as well as supporting Korean companies in Europe. Europe and Korea have much in common and are natural partners in a globalized world."

Mr. Jean-Jacques Grauhar, Secretary General, EUCCK, welcomed the nomination of Mr. Hagman and said: "We look forward to the further development of the EUCCK, under his able leadership. I am sure under his presidentship, EUCCK will be able to forge greater trade, commercial and industrial relations between the EU and Korea ."

The EUCCK would also like to express deepest gratitude to Mr. Hampsink for his outstanding contribution to the Chamber. We look forward to his continuous support in his capacity of Honorary President.

CV of Mr. Carl-Johan Hagman

Born January 26th, 1966
Swedish citizen
Married, three children

New EUCCK President Carl-Johan Hagman


1987 - 1994
Master of Law (LL.M.) from Universities of Lund, Sweden and Oslo, Norway
majoring in maritime and environmental law. Separate courses in Development studies, East Asiatic studies and Peace and Conflict resolution studies

1984 -1992
Swedish Naval Academy Higher Course, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.-Commander or "kapten"

1980 -1984
Lundsbergs Skola, Sweden (High School, boarding school)

1973 -1984
St. Mary's Int'l School in Tokyo, Japan (elementary and junior high school)

Work Experience

2002.11 - present
Chairman, President & CEO Eukor Car Carriers Inc, South Korea

Shipping company with turnover of USD 2 billion, operating 100 ships with offices or representatives in over 60 countries (

Director of: Glovis Inc. (

European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea
Korean Ship Owner's Association

2001.09 - 02.11
President & CEO Wallenius Lines AB, Sweden
Shipping and logistics controlling ships, terminals and land transportation (

Director of: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines AS (,

American Ro-Ro Carrier Inc. (,

United European Car Carriers Ltd. (

Compagnie d'Affraitment et Transport SARL (

2000.09 - 01.09
Executive Vice President Wallenius Lines, Sweden

1999.07 - 00.09
Vice President Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines, Japan
Head of Marketing and Sales in Asia

1996.10 - 99.12
Owner's representative, later President, Wallenius Lines Korea

1994.10 - 96.10
Legal Counsel, Wallenius Lines, Sweden

1984 - 1992 (during various periods)
Swedish Navy in positions such as, commanding officer patrol boat, divisional

anit-submarine warfare officer, navigational officer on cadet training vessel

Intern, legal counsel for the Director General of the Swedish Coast Guard

1989.01 - 89.12
Secretary General, Student Council at University of Lund (Lunds Studentkår)


2003 Recipient of Medal of Industrial Merit from Korean President M H Noh

2002 Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Naval Science

For further details contact: Ram Garikipati Tel. 725-9916 or Choi Eunjin Tel. 725-9915.

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