International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has appointed Jerome Rutler to the newly created post of Group Chief Operating Officer, responsible for LOC’s global operations including marine assurance and risk, energy and shipping sectors.
Rutler has worked for more than 20 years in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and marine industries for a variety of companies, EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation), consultancy and technical advisory. He also has experience as a company director, with particular expertise in management, operations and strategy.
Rutler joins LOC from Bureau Veritas where he has worked for 13 years, most recently as vice president, corporate development for the Marine, Oil and Gas division. Before that he worked as Regional CEO in Southeast Asia, increasing the head count from 250 to more than 1,000 employees.
A chartered mechanical engineer, holding dual nationality (British and French), with professional qualifications in engineering and business administration, he previously worked as a management consultant for Mckinsey & Company.