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13 Sep 2018

Eolfi Appoints Vincent Fromont as New CEO

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Eolfi , a French developer specialised in floating wind projects, has appointed Vincent Fromont as Chief Executive Officer. Vincent Fromont, 47, is a senior onshore/offshore oil and gas executive with more than 20 years of experience in the industry.Vincent has various business and operational senior leadership roles, working for market’s leaders such as JGC, Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC, both in France and abroad. Vincent holds a Master’s degree of Technologies and Management from Ecole Centrale de Paris…

27 Nov 2017

Jackson to Direct Global Marketing at KVH

Elizabeth Jackson (Photo: KVH)

Elizabeth Jackson has joined KVH Industries, Inc. as chief marketing officer and senior vice president for strategy.   Jackson has worked at a variety of companies including Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, Summer Infant, and HookLogic, a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing. Most recently, Jackson was CMO at DOTS Technology Corp, an NEA portfolio company in health tech.   Jackson has a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

09 Feb 2017

Prosafe Taps Andresen as CEO

Photo: © Prosafe

Semi-submersible accommodation vessels owner and operator Prosafe has made several changes to its management team. Jesper Kragh Andresen was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Stig H. Christiansen as Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Prosafe Management AS. Georgina Georgiou will continue as General Manager of the parent company Prosafe SE. From 2012 and until recently, Andresen was CEO in Axis Offshore. Prior to this he was President of Lauritzen Offshore and Managing Director of J. Lauritzen Singapore.

30 Dec 2016

New CEO for Antwerp Port Authority as from January 1st

Jacques Vandermeiren Photo: Port of Antwerp

Jacques Vandermeiren is Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Committee of Antwerp Port Authority as of 1 January 2017. Until January 2015 Vandermeiren was CEO and President of the Executive Committee of the network operator Elia, a listed company, where he held various management positions since joining it in 2001. Before that he worked for 11 years as Senior Advisor Strategy Direction with the energy company Electrabel. Vandermeiren has occupied various directorships with among others Febeg (Federation of Belgian Energy Companies) and the Federation of Belgian Enterprises.

13 Oct 2016

CMA CGM Appoints New CFO

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CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, announces the appointment of Michel Delville as Chief Financial Officer. Michel Sirat will continue to support the Group on strategic development missions. Michel Delville was Chief Financial Officer of the Saft Group, the world’s leader in high technology batteries. Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, which he joined in 1999.

30 Mar 2016

Future Marine Fuels: BioFuels in Focus

Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, GoodFuels Marine

It is predicted that biofuels will make up 5-10% of the global marine fuel mix by 2030 – meaning that biofuels will represent a crucial role in creating a low-emission future for shipping. In the wake of COP 21 and in advance of any subsequent IMO ruling on the environment, it may seem to many that the shipping industry is in limbo when it comes to improving its emissions footprint. On the contrary, ship owners and operators are increasingly looking for ways to ensure that both existing fleets and new builds maximize their business potential…

08 Dec 2015

Noone Named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

Michael Noone (Photo: TOTE Maritime Alaska)

TOTE Maritime Alaska announced that Michael Noone will assume the role of President, January 1, 2016. Noone joined TOTE Maritime Alaska as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013, bringing 28 years of experience in the shipping and logistics field. As COO, he has been responsible for creating strategic and operating plans for sales, pricing and operations. Noone received his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College and is certified by some of the nation’s top executive programs in Logistics…

06 May 2015

Roozendaal to head MacGregor Business Area

Michel van Roozendaal

Michel van Roozendaal (M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering; MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau; b. 1963) has been appointed President of the MacGregor business area. He will be a member of Cargotec's Executive Board and report to President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen. Michel van Roozendaal joins from Ingersoll-Rand where he has been heading the Thermo King Global Marine, Rail and Bus businesses. Prior to this he has held global general management roles with companies such as United Technologies, Danaher, JCI and Honeywell.

11 Feb 2015

Jessup Appointed Sr.VP in Kalmar

Craig Jessup Photo  LinkedIn

Craig Jessup has been appointed Senior Vice President, Services in Kalmar, part of Cargotec. Craig joins Kalmar from Ingersoll Rand where he headed the Industrial Technologies parts and services business for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Before Ingersoll Rand, Craig worked 21 years at ABB where he held a variety of leadership positions in the service business and was in charge of the global Services business of ABB's Robotics division as VP Customer Service as well as the Worldwide Head of Service Technology.

08 Jan 2015

Thome Group Appoints New CEO

Olav Magnus Nortun, CEO Thome Group (image: Thome)

The Thome Group has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Olav Magnus Nortun, who will take up the position on 1st April, 2015. Mr Nortun, a Norwegian national, brings with him vast experience in the maritime industry, especially in the areas of strategic development and governance of production, knowledge management and systems related to ship classification. He has worked with DNV GL for many years in different locations around the world, culminating in his most recent role as Executive Vice President of its Classification Division.

11 Feb 2014

TITAN Salvage Appoint Capt. Ajay Prasad GM SE Asia

Capt. Ajay Prasad: Photo courtesy of TITAN Salvage

TITAN Salvage, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company based in Houston, Texas, announce that Capt. Ajay Prasad has joined its leadership team as general manager, Southeast Asia. TITAN say that the veteran mariner, who started his career at sea over 20 years ago, will be domiciled in their Singapore office, reporting to TITAN’s Chris Peterson, vice president, and will oversee the company’s business and operational activities in Southeast Asia, Australia, the Pacific Rim and Middle East.

30 Aug 2013

MSC Cruises Appoint Gianni Onorato CEO

Gianni Onorato: Photo credit MSC

Gianni Onorato will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective 2 September 2013. With almost 30 years’ experience in the cruise industry, Onorato has a thorough understanding of the cruise business and extensive experience in senior executive leadership, serving as President of Costa Crociere for over nine years. He graduated from the Istituto Orientale of Naples with a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures in 1983, and specialized in business administration at SDA Bocconi in Milan and INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

29 Jul 2013

Justh Appointed to Odyssey Board of Directors

Odyssey Marine Exploration, a company in the field of deep-ocean shipwreck and offshore mineral exploration, appointed Mark B. Justh to its board of directors. The appointment adds a seat to the board, bringing the total number of directors to seven, including five independent directors. Justh previously served for 12 years at JP Morgan. There he was a managing director and head of Pan Asian Equities Distribution in Hong Kong. During his tenure at JP Morgan he was also responsible for Cash Equities Distribution in the Americas. Prior to JP Morgan, he was a partner at a startup fund in the media space, HPJ Media Ventures/DeNovo Capital. Earlier in his career, he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs International in International Equities. Justh holds a B.A.

26 Mar 2013

Chiarello to Keynote 2013 SHIPPINGInsight

Photo: Shipping Insight

Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of TOTE, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 in Stamford, Conn. Prior to TOTE, Inc., the largest of five operating groups owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, Inc., which includes five companies organized in maritime, logistics and ship management lines of business, Chiarello, was the COO and executive vice president at NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. Prior to NYK, Chiarello was with the AP Moller/Maersk organization for 16 years.

12 Jan 2010

NOL Group Board of Directors Appointments

Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) announced the appointment of international business figure Robert J. Herbold to the company’s Board of Directors, effective 1 February 2010. From 1994 to 2001, Herbold was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Corporation. After retiring in 2001, Mr Herbold worked half-time for Microsoft until 2003 as Executive Vice President assisting in government, industry, and customer issues. Prior to joining Microsoft, Herbold spent 26 years at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). In his last five years with P&G he served as its Senior Vice President of Marketing. Currently, Herbold is the Managing Director of Herbold Group, LLC, a consulting business focused on profitability.

07 Jan 2008

Chemoil CEO Dies in Helicopter Crash

The Board of Directors of Chemoil Energy announced that the company’s CEO and Executive Chairman, Robert V Chandran passed away January 7, 2008 from injuries sustained when a helicopter he was traveling in crashed in the Riau Province of Indonesia. In the aircraft with Chandran was Terence Gidlow, Chemoil’s Vice President of Business Development, who was injured but is in stable condition. Chandran built Chemoil Energy into one of the world’s leading independent suppliers of marine fuels since he founded the company in 1981.

08 Mar 2004

Lund Named New Statoil CEO

At its meeting on March 7, 2004, Statoil's board of directors appointed Helge Lund (42) as new chief executive for the Statoil group. Mr Lund is currently chief executive of Aker Kværner ASA. "Helge Lund was the first choice of the board and we are very pleased that he has agreed to lead Statoil in the years ahead," said Statoil chair Jannik Lindbæk. Lund graduated as a business economist at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administrationin Bergen. He also has a master of business administration (MBA) from the Insead business school in France. Before he became chief executive of Aker Kværner, Lund had a number of positions in the Aker RGI system, and before that he had a central role in the top management of Hafslund Nycomed.

08 Feb 2001

P&O Appoints Rice To Board

The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company added Charles Rice as a Board Member with immediate effect. Rice, 47, is Managing Director of P&O TransEuropean, the Group's European logistics business. He joined the Group in 1974 and held a number of commercial and operational roles within the container division in Japan, Australia and the USA before moving across to logistics and distribution. After a period as Managing Director of P&O Trans European in Germany he was appointed to his current position in 1996. Rice has an MBA from INSEAD and an honors degree in history from Oxford University.

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