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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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CGG Names Baidoukov CFO

CGG has appointed Yuri Baidoukov as Group CFO, effective September 1, 2018. He will be based in Paris and report to the Chief Executive Officer, Sophie Zurquiyah.Baidoukov brings to the role 25 years of international oil and gas industry experience. He is currently Group CFO at OiLSERV Group, a Middle East and North Africa Oilfield Services company. Prior to this, he was CFO of Maersk Oil US, and Group CFO of Integra Group, a CIS oilfield services company. Baidoukov spent 10 years of his career at Schlumberger in finance positions at the corporate and regional levels.Baidoukov holds an MBA degree

Kanoo Shipping Acquires Wallem South Africa

Kanoo Shipping, a shipping agencies in the Middle East will acquire Wallem South Africa, a provider of integrated maritime solutions in the cities of Durban and Cape Town. Wallem South Africa, now Kanoo Africa PTY LTD, was part of The Wallem Group, the world’s largest providers of Ship Management, Ship Agency, Ship Broking, Commercial Vessel Management and Freight & Logistics.   The strategic acquisition by the fully owned business division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) will give it access to all South African ports as well as clients in Mozambique, Namibia and other

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

through gender-specific fellowships; by facilitating access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries. IMO has supported the creation seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. Access to these regional networks have provided members with a platform to discuss gender issues; a golden thread of worldwide maritime communication and improved implementation of IMO instruments. The selection of the theme, "Empowering Women in the Maritime

Nadir Rahmatullah (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Names Rahmatullah Middle East Director

UTEC, a global survey company in subsea services group Acteon, has appointed Nadir Rahmatullah as the commercial and strategy director of its Middle East and Caspian operations.Rahmatullah was most recently managing director of UTEC StarNet, a specialist division of UTEC providing survey, inspection and data management services to the oil and gas, telecommunication, renewables, civil engineering and nuclear sectors. He joined UTEC's parent company, Acteon Group, under its Pacer Program, which is designed to attract high-achieving, driven individuals. The program gave Rahmatullah the opportunity to

(Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports)

Abu Dhabi Ports Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day

the empowerment of women in this company as the President of Abu Dhabi Ports’ Women’s Committee and I look forward to witnessing first hand further growth in our industry, and ultimately the growth and success of the UAE.”   Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri is the first female in the Middle East to receive a Doctoral degree in the field of seaside operations.    “Abu Dhabi Ports and the UAE is ahead of the game in gender equality and leading the way in terms of female empowerment,” said Jameela Hamad Al Junaibi, Vice President of Corporate Marketing & Communications

Liv Hovem (Photo: DNV GL)

Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

Committee reporting to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen. Hovem succeeds Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business area.    Hovem has been with DNV GL since 1988, most recently as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, the Middle East and India in DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business. She has more than 25 years of experience in international management, technical advisory and engineering services, research and development in the oil and gas and maritime industries. She has an MSc in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering

Capt. Milind Karkhanis (Photo: KVH Videotel)

KVH Videotel Names Karkhanis Middle East Sales Director

KVH Videotel has named Capt. Milind Karkhanis as sales director for the Middle East to develop business in this strategically important maritime location. Capt. Karkhanis has more than 40 years’ experience in the maritime industry, including 15 years at sea on tankers, bulk carriers, and container ships; on shore, he worked in Mumbai and Hong Kong in ship manning and operations roles. Capt. Karkhanis has recently relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “I am looking forward to servicing our current clients in the region and expanding our operations to new clients who are based in this

Rob Nakama (Photo: Saltchuk)

Rob Nakama: From USCG to Foss Maritime

, he served at the Atlantic Area Marine Safety Division’s Marine Environmental Response Branch.   “I assisted in the creation and management of the Coast Guard’s Redeployment Assistance & Inspection Detachment, a program responsible for hazardous material inspections in the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom,” he said.   Also, Nakama assisted in the management of the region’s Incident Management Assist Team, a deployable-ready cadre that provides emergency support during national-level incidents.   In June of 2004, Nakama was transferred

AJ Jain (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

New Senior Management at Kreuz Subsea

management team at Dynamic Industries International LLC responsible for international operations. He also held several senior executive assignments at Global Industries Ltd (acquired by Technip in 2011) including chief operating officer and senior vice president responsible for Asia Pacific and the Middle East earlier in his career.   New COO Bhashyam has been with Kreuz Subsea for the last two years as vice president, business development and corporate strategy. He has more than 25 years’ operational experience in subsea project management and engineering. He previously worked in senior

Neville Bissett (Photo: Q Terminals)

QTerminals Appoints Bissett as CEO

of an AP Moeller Terminals (APMT) joint venture in Africa; and with Hutchison Port Holdings, he was the chief executive officer of Alexandria International Container Terminals (AICT) and, subsequently, Tanzania International Container Terminals (TICT), among other senior management roles in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.   Hamad Port began operations in early October 2016. In its first phase, the port is capable of handling 2 million TEUs annually, and the number will rise to 7.5 million TEUs upon scheduled completion in 2020. Hamad Port spans 28.5 square kilometers, and allows the latest

Ronnie Garrick (Photo: TWMA)

TWMA Appoints Garrick as CEO, President

; and new product and technology development.    Specialists in the oil and gas sector, private equity investors Buckthorn acquired TWMA in May 2017.  With a current a turnover of £50million ($65mln), TWMA employs 540 personnel across offices and service bases in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa and the Americas.  The firm’s expertise and technology continue to be internationally recognised for providing tailored, drilling waste management solutions that reduce drilling costs and maximise operational efficiency.   With a strong presence in

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

As the global energy transition in the oil and gas industry marks significant changes to come, regional adaptions will pose a broad variation of challenges and opportunities.  DNV GL – Oil & Gas has appointed Ben Oudman as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa to further strengthen the company’s efforts to help the industry overcome barriers to progress. DNV GL’s 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report shows that while the energy transition is well underway, oil and gas will likely remain major energy sources for many years to come.

Hardy Takes Over as Vitol CEO

to succeed Taylor alongside another Vitol veteran Chris Bake.   Vitol said in a statement that Hardy joined the firm in 1993 and held a number of trading and management roles in Singapore and London. He has been a member of Vitol's executive committee since 2007 and was named CEO of the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region in 2017. He has a Master of Engineering from Imperial College, London.   An Oxford graduate, Taylor began his career at Shell in 1978 working in South America and southeast Asia. He joined Vitol in 1985 and became group President and CEO in 1995.   Taylor turned

Michael Scott, Well-Centric Business Development Manager  Photo courtesy of Rory Raitt/Well-Centric

Scott Joins Well-Centric

the appointment of a new business development manager. Michael Scott joins the company to support its growth strategy and will be focusing on the commercialisation of the company’s growing well integrity technology portfolio and further business expansion in global markets, notably the U.S., Middle East and Asia.   Prior to his appointment, Scott was technical sales manager for strategic projects at Babcock LGE. This followed a business development and engineering career which included leading Rig Control Products expansion in to Singapore.   Gary Smart, Well-Centric CEO, said:

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

Kaminski is welcomed as director of marine assets. The duo brings more than 50 years of combined oil and gas experience to Kreuz Subsea.   Verma will be responsible for strengthening the company’s position in its core markets of India, Asia Pacific, and the growth of business into the Middle East market.   He joins the business from Larsen & Toubro Ltd where he was most recently in the position of head of business development – offshore. Prior to this, Verma was regional proposals and commercial head at McDermott International where he was responsible for business development

Clockwise from top left: Pravin Kirolikar, R Sudharshan, Viraj Padiyar, B. Jeyanthan (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Bolsters Middle East and India Teams

;s degree in law and a Masters of Commerce.    Viraj Padiyar was recently named General Manager for Goltens Abu Dhabi. With 20 years of industry experience, Padiyar has worked with Goltens Dubai for the previous eight years as Senior Sales Manager overseeing key accounts in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. Prior to joining Goltens he was employed as Section Head Commercial and Sales for Abu Dhabi Ship Building, and started his professional career as a Design Engineer for AB Marine Consulting. Padiyar earned his degree from the Institute of Shipbuilding Technology and an

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities in the Middle East.Alexander brings more than 34 years of seagoing and shore experience to the new post having previously worked in the U.S., Oman, India and Europe as well as the U.K. Most recently he was General Manager Marine Operations for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, responsible for passenger and

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