Christian Lange has become the managing partner of Faststream AS, the Oslo based arm of international maritime recruitment specialist Faststream Recruitment Ltd.
Commenting on the appointment, Faststream Group CEO Mark Charman said: “Christian is a shipping man through and through with years of shipbroking experience under his belt who really understands the sector. After two years with Faststream, I’m delighted that he has become a partner in our fast growing firm. Under his leadership our Oslo office has gone from strength to strength and we continue to expand.”
Oslo born Christian Lange (53) began his career in shipping in 1975 as a shipbroker in Hamburg. He has worked in a variety of positions for United Arab Chartering (1978-79), Wonsild (1979 -87), Inge Steensland (1987-89), Bery Maritime (1989–94), Norsk Hydro (1994-99), Bergesen (1999-2005) and DA Desk (2005-07) covering both dry and gas markets.
According to Christian Lange, there are still many good opportunities for senior and mid-level shipping positions across Scandinavia and northern Europe, despite the sharp market downturn.
“We still have many clients who are looking for people on both the technical and commercial side of the business and we will be taking on new recruitment consultants to handle the demand. There is certainly not a lack of jobs for experienced candidates. Companies always need good people, particularly in a downturn and we are able to deliver better candidates than ever before for the available positions.”
Founded in 1999, the Faststream Recruitment group employs over 90 people with offices in Southampton, Oslo, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Singapore and Massachusetts.