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Klaus Heim (Photo: WinGD)

WinGD Names Heim CEO

Klaus Heim has been named chief executive officer of WinGD, a Switzerland headquartered developer of two-stroke gas and diesel engines for marine propulsion.Heim is slated to take up the role August 6, 2018, joining the company from OMT in Turin, Italy, where he currently serves as chief technical officer. He brings to WinGD more than 25 years of experience in the large engine industry, having held a variety of senior roles, including vice president technology two-stroke and vice president global research and development at Wärtsilä from 2004-2010. Heim holds the position as president of

Brad Halverson (Photo: Caterpillar)

Caterpillar CFO to Retire in 2018

transition for the new CFO.   Prior to becoming CFO, Halverson served two years as vice president of the Finance Services Division, and before that position, he was the corporate controller.     Halverson joined Caterpillar in 1988 as an accountant. In 1993, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, to become a strategy and planning consultant. He went on to become controller in Europe, responsible for Caterpillar's financial reporting in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Halverson returned to the U.S. in 1996 to manage general accounting and financial systems. From 1998 until 2002, Halverson

Eleni Antoniadou on ILO’s ‘blue carpet’ with dates going back to the establishment of the organization (Photo: ILO)

Discussion: Seafarers' Wages During Piracy

the International Labor Organization (ILO) working group of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC), established under the Maritime Labor Convention – the international treaty covering minimum working and living standards for seafarers. The working group’s meeting took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 3-5, 2017. It brought together more than 150 representatives from governments, employers’ organizations and seafarers’ associations, officials from ILO, IMO and civil society organizations to examine issues related to the protection of seafarers’ wages when the seafarer

Cavotec Names Norin as New CEO

of Cavotec SA has  announced that Mikael Norin has been appointed CEO of the Cavotec Group. Mikael Norin will join Cavotec on May 1, 2017 and will, after a transition period, assume full responsibility as CEO on July 1, 2017. He will be based at the company's headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland. Mikael Norin will replace Ottonel Popesco who will continue to serve on the board of Cavotec SA as a non-executive director, among other strategic assignments. "The Board of Directors of Cavotec is very pleased that Mikael has agreed to take on the challenging and exciting task of

Richard Gruenhagen (Photo: MV WERFTEN)

Gruenhagen Named CFO at MV WERFTEN

many years of experience as Executive Financial Management Professional, broad business experience as CFO, Director of Finance, Chief Accountant and as Head FP&A & Controlling in large global companies and startups, incl. ABB and GE. Most recently, Gruenhagen worked as CFO at DHL Logistics in Switzerland

Photo: OpenHydro

Gougeon Named CEO at OpenHydro

and follows the launch of DCNS Energies, a subsidiary of the DCNS Group which recently secured €100 million in investment.   Gougeon joined OpenHydro at the start of January 2017, having previously held the position of CEO of Colibrys, a high-technology industrial company based in Switzerland. He is an engineer from the French Ecole Centrale de Lille and holds an MBA from the HEC School of Management in Paris.   With over 20 years’ experience in delivering global technological projects and transforming organizations in the industrial sector, Gougeon’s senior management

Rachel Sexton (Photo: Human Rights at Sea)

New Trustee joins Human Rights at Sea

practice at EY in London. She is a forensic accountant with over 20 years’ experience specializing in working with clients across a number of industries. She has led teams working on some of the largest financial services regulatory investigations conducted in the U.K., U.S., Germany and Switzerland in recent years. She has experience working with clients along with their legal counsel on large, complex economic sanctions, fraud, financial misstatement, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and asset misappropriation investigations. She has also advised clients on how to

Maersk Mc_Kinney Moller (Photo courtesy Maersk)

Maersk Fights to Stay on top as Containership Downturn Deepens

;This trade has seen a significant cash drain. So there is no surprise there are mergers taking place," the banker said. On top of the mergers and acquisitions, the industry is also looking to vessel sharing. Maersk was first to announce such an arrangement with the world's number 2 line MSC of Switzerland, which started in early 2015. Maersk said its mega-ships and the MSC alliance gave it scale and helped to cut costs. "The Triple-Es we have received have served us well. We probably expected demand growth to have been higher, but it still works well for us with the volumes we are experiencing

Markus Huber (Photo: R&M)

R&M Names Huber as N. America Manager

will lead its North American Operation and become President of its U.S. subsidiary.   During his career, Huber has held various senior management positions within the ICT industry. He has been Sales director of a large System Integrator and Managing Director of a leading ICT Distributor in Switzerland. Within R&M, Markus founded and managed R&M Far East with its subsidiaries in APAC and most recently led the Global Customer Project Management Group at Headquarters in Switzerland.    The integration of recently acquired REALM Communications Group. Inc., a North American fiber

Leadership Changes for Cargill

On March 1, Jan Dieleman assumed the leadership of Cargill’s Ocean Transportation business with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Dieleman took over the position of Roger Janson who has managed the business successfully since 2011 and now heads Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain enterprise in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Dieleman is moving to the position after leading Cargill’s North America Power and Gas business since 2014. After joining the company in 1999, he has gained his expertise working in various roles in grain products and freight trading as well

Peter Norborg (Photo: Clipper Group)

Norborg Steps in as Clipper Group CEO

Clipper Group has appointed Peter Norborg new Group CEO, succeeding current chief Frank G. Jensen, who will continue with the company as Chairman of the Board. Norborg will commence work in Clipper on April 1, 2016.   Norborg, 49, comes from a position as Chief Operating Officer at Switzerland-based open hatch/dry bulk company Gearbulk, a position he has held since 2012. Before that, he spent 14 years at D/S Norden, latest as Executive Vice President and Head of Dry Cargo division. Peter holds an EMBA from IMD Business School. He is presently living in Switzerland with his family, but

Bazmi Husain

Husain appointed ABB’s CTO

Officer (CTO), effective January 1, 2016. Husain, an expert in power and automation who has been with ABB for more than 30 years, will report to CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. Husain is currently Managing Director of ABB India Ltd. In his new role, he will be based in Bangalore, India, with an office in Switzerland. His successor will be announced in due course. As Chief Technology Officer, Husain will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of ABB’s global R&D, which serves the entire company, its scientists and engineers, and for the R&D activities within ABB’s divisions. Reporting

Robert Alexander (Photo: AG)

AG Recruits New Broking Teams

& Buchan, as has facultative reinsurance broker and Middle East specialist Chris Jones from Cooper Gay. Other recent hires include political risks broker Ian Barnes, who has joined AG from Cooper Gay. AG has also appointed political risks specialist Anthony Guerne as its representative in Switzerland. Robert Alexander says, “AG will continue to recruit experienced, quality personnel over the coming years as it pursues a policy of controlled expansion which will substantially increase its market share and add value to the service it offers to its growing client base.”  

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Board Announces New CEO’s Start Date

citizen with more than 27 years' experience in the shipping industry, of which more than 10 years have been in senior management positions, previously holding posts as co-CEO of Clipper Group, COO of Maersk Tankers, and other management positions in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mørch has an MBA from Switzerland’s IMD, and is an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Names Mørch President, CEO

and CEO Tore Jakobsen by November 1, 2015.   Mørch is a Danish citizen and presently holds the position as co-CEO of Clipper Group. He has previously been COO of Maersk Tankers, and has also held other management positions in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mørch holds an MBA from IMD (Switzerland), and is an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School. He has been a member of the Board of Odfjell SE since May 2014.   Mørch has more than 27 years' experience in the shipping industry of which more than 10 years has been in senior management positions

Vice Presidents Rejig at Caterpillar Inc

the next several years, he held a series of marketing roles with increasing responsibilities in Germany, the U.K., Denmark and the U.S. In 2006, he was named area district and distribution manager, based in Rome, Italy. In 2010, he became a product manager for the Earthmoving Division based in Geneva Switzerland, and in 2013 he was named a worldwide product manager for the Earthmoving Division based in Aurora, Illinois. De Lange graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1992. He then earned an MBA in 1993 from the EDHEC University

New Vice Presidents at Caterpillar

the next several years, he held a series of marketing roles with increasing responsibilities in Germany, the U.K., Denmark and the U.S. In 2006, he was named area district and distribution manager, based in Rome, Italy. In 2010, he became a product manager for the Earthmoving Division based in Geneva Switzerland, and in 2013 he was named a worldwide product manager for the Earthmoving Division based in Aurora, Illinois. De Lange graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1992. He then earned an MBA in 1993 from the EDHEC University

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