GL Garrad Hassan: Leadership Changes

Press Release
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Andrew Garrad becomes Non-Executive Chairman of GL Group's renewables division. RV Ahilan appointed President of the business segment.

Dr Andrew Garrad will hand day-to-day leadership responsibility for the GL Group's renewable energy business segment to Dr RV Ahilan, who will become President of the business in mid-October. Dr Andrew Garrad will take up the position of Non-Executive Chairman. The GL Group's Renewables business segment consists of consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the independent third party certification body GL Renewables Certification (GL RC).

In his new role, Dr Garrad's focus will shift to the strategic issues facing the business and the renewable energy industry, including building and strengthening relationships with industry stakeholders, the potential of new technology and innovations, and the policy and regulatory environment. He will report directly to GL Group Executive Board Member, Pekka Paasivaara.

Dr Ahilan joins GL Garrad Hassan and GL RC from a successful career with GL Noble Denton, the GL Group's oil and gas division, where he served as a member of the Management Board for many years. Dr Ahilan has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Imperial College, University of London. He played a key role in initiating Noble Denton's activity in the renewable energy sector before the merger with GL in 2009. His in-depth knowledge of its operations will allow an even stronger link to be formed between GL Garrad Hassan and GL Noble Denton, especially in providing technical advice to the offshore wind industry.

With currently more than 1,000 people employed around the world, the expansion of the renewable energy division has turned the GL Group into a major force within the sector. Speaking of the changes to the management structure Pekka Paasivaara said: "Dr Garrad has become one of the industry's most respected technical leaders; so much so that the Royal Academy of Engineering honoured his work with a fellowship in 2011. I am very pleased that he will continue to build upon the world-class reputation of the renewables business within the Group."

"Dr Ahilan has enjoyed a very successful technical and management career within the GL Group. He is held in high regard for his technical expertise and commercial acumen within the energy industry and I am delighted to have him as President of our renewable energy division."

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Volvo Penta Names Brown Commercial Marine Sales Director

Dave Brown has joined Volvo Penta of the Americas as director of commercial marine sales.   In this new position, Brown will provide strategic and administrative

Romica Manufacturer Secures DNV GL Approval

U.K. winch maker Romica said it is to “redouble its exports drive” after its Romania-based manufacturing partner successfully acquired accreditation with DNV GL.

HII Names Leonard a Corporate Director

Capt. Joseph J. Leonard (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) as corporate director of customer affairs, large surface combatant program, the shipbuilder announced.

Environmental

Two DNV GL Approvals for GTT Training Software

GTT Training, a GTT subsidiary dedicated to training liquefied natural gas (LNG) professionals and to the development of associated simulation tools, has obtained

How to Avoid Claims for Self-cooking Cargo

North P&I Club has advised its members to be extra vigilant during loading and transport of soya beans to ensure they do not get blamed for cargoes that start ‘cooking’ at sea.

China sets up South China Sea environment protection fund

China has set up a 15 million yuan ($2.25 million) environmental protection fund for the South China Sea having already spent double that in the past four years,

Energy

Los Angeles Pushes for Valero Terminal Improvements

The Port of Los Angeles has released an Initial Study/Notice of Preparation (IS/NOP) — the first step in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process — for a Marine

Canada Seek to contain Oil Spill

Authorities are building a new containment boom to fight an oil spill in a major western Canadian river, officials said on Saturday, after the spill breached a

Ecuador Pays $112 mln Award to Chevron

Ecuador has paid $112 million to energy company Chevron Corp over a four-decade-old contract dispute, even though it remains in disagreement, the head of the central bank has said.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1108 sec (9 req/sec)