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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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New Chief Executive for Maritime and Coastguard Agency

The U.K.’s Department for Transport announced the appointment of Peter Cardy as the new Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. He will succeed John Astbury who retires from his post as Acting Chief Executive of the Agency in May 2007.

IBIA CEO Quits to Join Saudi Seaport

Acting IBIA CEO Trevor Harrison: Photo courtesy of IBIA

International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) chief Cliff Brand resigns to become Marine Director, King Abdullah Economic City Seaport. International Bunker Industry Association has announced that it is searching for a new chief executive following the resignation of its Chief Executive Cliff Brand. Cliff Brand will be leaving the organisation on 28 March, 2013. IBIA board member Trevor Harrison will act as interim chief executive until a replacement is found, having previously acted as IBIA chief executive for 15 months during 2011/12.

NOL Appoints New CEO, CFO

Nicolas Sartini (Photo: NOL)

Amid a takeover by France’s CMA CGM, Singapore container shipper Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has named a new chief executive officer and chief financial officer. Nicolas Sartini will take over as chief executive officer, succeeding Ng Yat Chung, who has served as NOL president and CEO since 2011. New chief financial officer Serge Corbel will join Sartini as executive directors of the newly constituted 10-member NOL board. Ng will continue as executive director on the NOL board and will be a special adviser to the new chairman, Rodolphe Saadé, who is also the vice chairman of CMA CGM.

Golden Ocean Names New CEO and CFO

Photo: Golden Ocean

The board of Golden Ocean Group Ltd. announced a pair of leadership appointments, naming Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal as the new Chief Executive Officer of Golden Ocean Management AS and Per Heiberg as the new Chief Financial Officer of Golden Ocean Management AS. Vartdal, who has held the position as Chief Financial Officer since June 2010, will replace Herman Billung, who has been the company's CEO since 2005. Vartdal holds a MSc (Siv.Ing.) in Physics and Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a MSc in Financial Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University…

ACL CFO to Leave Company

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Christopher A. Black, has informed the board of directors that he plans on leaving the Company at the expiration of his current employment agreement in February 2008 to pursue other interests. The company will begin a search for a new Chief Financial Officer immediately.

RB Royal Announces New Chief Operating Officer

The appointment of John E. Valek to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of RB Royal Industries, Inc. was announced by John W. Neumann, Jr., the company's Chairman and CEO. Valek will also continue to perform his duties as Executive Vice- president and General Manager. A graduate of Michigan Technological University, Valek received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering. He has been with the company since 1994.

NOL Appoints New Chief Information Officer

The NOL Group has elected veteran technology executive, Donald G. Liedtke, as its chief information officer (CIO) - heading its organization of about 300 computer systems specialists. Liedtke, who was previously with Packard Bell NEC, will be based at the APL office in Oakland, Calif., which houses NOL's information technology group, as well as the global headquarters of APL Logistics - the container transportation and logistics arm of the NOL Group.

Star Bulk Carriers Relocates, Appoints Kleopas

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has moved its executive offices to new premises at 40 Agiou Konstantinou Str, 15124 Maroussi, Greece. All interested parties are asked to update their records accordingly. Star Bulk also announced the appointment of Zenon Kleopas as the Company's new Chief Operating Officer. Kleopas has over 30 years of experience in the shipping industry and served as General Manager of Combine Marine Inc. before joining Star Bulk.  

New Chief of Staff at Odfjell

Øistein Jensen (Photo: Odfjell)

Øistein Jensen has been appointed as new Chief of Staff at Odfjell, commencing in his new position from February 29, 2016.   Jensen is a Norwegian citizen and presently holds the position as Director at PwC. He is a graduate of the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and has among other positions served as submarine commander. He also holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Jensen brings to the position experience within organizational development, corporate compliance and project management.

Bunker Holding Appoints New COO

Søren Høll

Bunker Holding, the parent company of a group of bunker companies worldwide, has appointed Søren Høll as the company’s new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Søren will be situated at the company’s headquarters in Middelfart, Denmark, but will have frequent and extensive travel to the subsidiaries around the world. Søren Høll brings experience from the bunker business through his 28 year with Dan-Bunkering, a subsidiary of Bunker Holding. At Dan-Bunkering he held the position as Head of Operations Europe/Asia and Senior Vice President. bunker-holding.com  

Ampelmann Names New CEO

Photo: Ampelmann

Developer of motion compensation solutions Ampelmann announced that its supervisory board has appointed Jim Craig as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective immediately.   Craig brings more than 25 years of energy industry experience to the role, having previously served as the managing director of Centrica Storage.   Ampelmann's inventor and founder, Jan van der Tempel, decided to step down from the position of CEO to dedicate more time to teaching and technology development. He will continue his involvement with the company as a member of its supervisory board.  

NOL Shares Soar On Management Change News

Shares of shipping and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. (NOL) surged almost 10% on optimism over recent management changes, dealers said on Tuesday. Late September, NOL said it had hired more senior executives from Sea-Land Services as senior officals for its container transportation arm, APL. The move were seen as positive and reinforced the shipping group's commitment to grow its European and North American presence. Flemming Jacobs is NOL's new chief executive officer.

Golar LNG Appoints Iain Ross as CEO

Shipping company Golar LNG Ltd said it has appointed Iain Ross as its new chief executive.   Ross succeeds Oscar Spieler, who was appointed as CEO last year after having previously led the company between July 2009 and June 2011.   Spieler was in charge of the company's FLNG Hilli Episeyo project and is leaving after its delivery, but would remain with the group as executive adviser, the company said in a statement.   Ross has joined Golar from project delivery company WorleyParsons Ltd, Golar LNG said.   Reporting by Kanishka Singh 

Sea Containers Names Durant CFO

Ltd. Chief Executive duties on an interim basis for health reasons. as Chairman of the Board. the office on a part time basis. delayed pending his full time return to the company. during Mr Sherwood's hospitalization. year.

Baumy Named Corps Engineering Chief

Walter Baumy Jr. New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. while in college. Design Section, General Engineering Branch. engineering in 1976. He earned a master’s in civil engineering from Tulane in 1981. Baumy has been a registered civil engineer in the state of Louisiana since 1982. Baumy is married and has five children. He is from St. resides in St. Tammany Parish.

Eurasia Appoints CFO

Eurasia Drilling Company Limited has appointed Taleh Aleskerov as Chief Financial Officer commencing April 1, 2015. Mr. Aleskerov has served as Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company's chief Russian subsidiary since 2007. W. Richard Anderson is resigning as the Company's Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, but remaining a member of the Company's Board of Directors. The Company's Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Djaparidze, said "We are delighted to welcome Taleh Aleskerov as our new Chief Financial Officer. His prior financial work with the Company makes him eminently qualified to undertake this position.

Reservoir Names MD for Well Intervention

Fraser Louden (Photo: Reservoir Group).

Reservoir Group announced the appointment of Fraser Louden as managing director of its well intervention and measurements business. Acting as the Group management team’s interface with its growing portfolio of companies, Louden joins from an executive advisor role at FMC Technologies and previous expertise at READ Well Services Ltd., where he held key roles, including chief executive officer, vice president, business development manager and R&D manager. A former chief executive officer of the READ ASA group…

Zargon Oil & Gas Announces Resignation of CFO

Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. announces that Mr. Jason Dranchuk has tendered his resignation as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Zargon effective July 14, 2014 to pursue other opportunities. "We sincerely appreciate Jason's professionalism, commitment and contributions to our company during the last 12 years and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors," said Craig Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zargon. Zargon will initiate a search for a new Chief Financial Officer and in the interim; Craig Hansen will assume the chief financial officer duties.

New CEO at CMA CGM

Rodolphe Saadé (Photo: CMA CGM)

Rodolphe Saadé is the new chief executive of container shipping line CMA CGM, taking over the role previously held by his 80-year-old father. The top spot at CMA CGM Group has been passed from one generation to another. Jacques Saadé announced on his 80th birthday that his son Rodolphe Saadé would take over as the French shipping line’s next chief executive officer. Jacques Saadé, who founded the company 1978, will remain chairman of the board of directors. Previously executive officer, Rodolphe Saadé has been with CMA CGM since 1994.

Murphy Takes Up Role as Chief Executive of IBIA

Justin Murphy (Photo: IBIA)

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has introduced its new Chief Executive, Justin Murphy, who akes up his new position from February 13, 2017. From 2013 to 2015, Murphy was CEO of Brightoil Shipping, Singapore and Executive Director at HKSE listed Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Ltd, an Energy conglomerate with bunkering and ship owning divisions. Prior to that, Murphy held director and board positions at several firms involved in shipping, including Teekay, AET, and a stint as head of shipping at Macquarie Bank.

Bennett Named BOEM’s Chief for OREP

Jim Bennett (Photo: BOEM)

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced James (Jim) F. Bennett as BOEM’s new Chief for the Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), the program responsible for overseeing offshore renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf. Bennett has 35 years of Federal service and has served in a variety of capacities around the Department of the Interior and the Bureau. Most recently, he served as the Chief of the Division of…

Australian Watchdog NOPSEMA Gets new CEO

APPEA Welcomes Appointment of New NOPSEMA CEO

Australia’s oil and gas industry welcomes the appointment of Stuart Smith as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). APPEA Chief Executive David Byers said: “Mr Smith brings to the position a strong background in industry regulation and a detailed understanding of the offshore oil and gas sector. “His appointment comes at a critical stage for the industry with a number of major projects under development. Mr Byers also paid tribute to outgoing NOPSEMA CEO Jane Cutler.

IHC Merwede Appoints Bram Roelse as CEO

Bram Roelse (Photo: IHC Merwede)

IHC Merwede announced that it has appointed Bram Roelse as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect as of April 1, 2014. He has taken over this leading role within the company from predecessor Dirk Philips who stepped back in November 2013. Roelse has worked at IHC Merwede for the past 13 years. He was originally appointed as the Managing Director of the company’s business unit IHC Systems. At the end of 2004, he moved to the company’s shipyard at Kinderdijk, where he became Director of the Dredging division.

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