DNV appointed Frank Ketelaars as its Head of U.K. Advisory Services to oversee a further growth in the oil and gas sector, drawing on a diverse and experienced pool of consultants.
Mr. Ketelaars will have overall responsibility for DNV’s advisory units in London, Manchester and Aberdeen, and will also be responsible for enhanced collaboration with European colleagues based in Paris, Milan, Rotterdam and Bilthoven.
Mr. Ketelaars started his professional career in Shell International in 1989. Subsequently he worked for 10 years for Jardine and Associates, specializing in asset performance and availability analysis, covering upstream, midstream and downstream assets. He joined DNV as part of the company’s acquisition of Jardine in 2005 and has worked as head of the DNV advisory unit in London since 2008, responsible for advisory activities covering safety, environmental and asset risk.
With Mr. Ketelaars stepping up to this new role, Carlo Buccisano is being promoted to Head of London Advisory. Richard Whitehead, Head of Manchester Advisory, will be Mr. Ketelaar’s deputy and continues to be responsible for DNV’s Gas/LNG growth across Europe. Robert O’Keeffe will continue in his role as Head of Aberdeen Advisory and Peter Boyle, Advisory Services Business Development Director, will also report to Mr. Ketelaars, with specific responsibility for business development, sales and customer service management.