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Boudewijn Siemons (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Siemons Takes Over as Port of Rotterdam CEO

States. From 1998 to 2006, Siemons had a range of management positions at Royal VolkerWessels. Siemons started his career in 1987 at the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he worked until 1998. He studied at the Royal Naval Institute and at Delft University of Technology.The Port of Rotterdam Authority Executive Board now consists of Boudewijn Siemons (CEO and interim COO) and Vivienne de Leeuw (CFO). The process of looking for a new COO has begun.Siemons’ appointment as CEO follows the shareholders’ adoption of an updated remuneration policy for the Port Authority’s Executive Board (CEO

Photo credit: World Maritime University

World Maritime University Graduates Class of '23

Orrell OBE, Chair of the Advisory Board of Seafarers’ Rights International, Trustee of the International Transport Workers’ Federation Seafarers’ Trust, and consultant to the ITF, a stalwart supporter of the University and its mission. Mr Torben Skaanild, Chair of WMU’s Executive Board from 2010 to 2019 and previously Secretary-General of BIMCO, who has had a long and distinguished international career in the shipping industry.Outstanding Alumni AwardsMs Judith Enaw of Cameroon who served as the Secretary General of the International Commission of the Congo-Oubangui-Sangha

Röhlig Logistics Appoints Global Sea Freight Director

Business Management and has 25 years of experience in the logistics sector. Prior to his new position at Röhlig Logistics, he served as Global Key Account Manager at Maersk Germany.He reports to Hylton Gray, CEO Sea Freight, Air Freight, Contract Logistics & Sales and member of the Global Executive Board.Gray says: “We are delighted to fill the key role of Global Sea Freight Director with Simon Albrecht. He brings a wealth of logistics expertise, backed by a long-term track record in the industry. With his support, we will continue to drive the strategic growth of our sea freight business

Julie Jarrell Gresham (Photo: HII)

Gresham Named VP and Chief Counsel of Ingalls Shipbuilding

in 2014, Gresham has distinguished herself nationally as one of the top lawyers in her field. She is past chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Compliance and Ethics Network and is an active member in the Mississippi Bar, where she serves on the Professionalism Committee and the executive board for the Litigation Section. She also serves on the board of directors for the Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association.Julie is a proven leader in the Mississippi Gulf Coast community, serving as an active member of the American Red Cross, president-elect of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community

Dr. Gunnar Stiesch (Photo: MAN Energy Solutions)

MAN Energy Solutions to Restructure Executive Board

MAN Energy Solutions SE announced changes to its executive board slated to take effect January 1.Dr. Gunnar Stiesch will take over the Technology department, which was previously headed by CEO Dr. Uwe Lauber in a dual role, and will join the board as the new Chief Technology Officer. The 52-year-old engineer was previously Head of Engine Development at the company and has worked for the company in responsible R&D functions for almost 15 years.Dr. Uwe Lauber, will in future assume responsibility for Sales, which he has already headed in the past, in addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of

Torgrim Reitan has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Equinor.
(Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Equinor ASA)

Equinor Names Reitan as New CFO

to pursue a CFO opportunity outside the company. Ulrica Fearn will be available to secure a good handover to her successor until further notice, Equinor said.Separately, Danish brewery group Carlsberg Group announced that Fearn would join Carlsberg as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Board. Before joining Equinor, Fearn had 19 years of experience in the beverage industry. Commenting on the appointment of Reitan as Equinor's new CFO, Anders Opedal, president and CEO of Equinor said: “I am very pleased to welcome Torgrim back to the Corporate Executive Committee.

Marion Leslie (Photo: UKHO)

UKHO Appoints Marion Leslie as Non-Executive Chair

team, the Chair and the Board offer support and challenge to ensure that there is a clear focus on transformation, increasing revenues, building partnerships and exploring new markets.Away from the UKHO, Leslie is the Head of Financial Information at SIX Group and a member of SIX Group’s Executive Board. She is also a member of the BME Board of Directors.Named as one of Swiss Finance’s Women to Watch in 2022, Leslie was also included in the World Federation of Exchanges Women Leaders List 2021 and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance by Financial News in

Esteban Guerra (Photo: Brownsville Navigation District)

Esteban Guerra Named BND Commission Chairman

appointed to serve as chairman of the BND Board of Commissioners during the board’s regular meeting held Wednesday, May 18, 2022.Guerra serves as chairman alongside BND Vice Chairman Ralph Cowen and BND Secretary of the Board John Wood, also unanimously appointed to serve as part of the executive board. Commissioners John Reed and Sergio Tito Lopez round out the board as assistant secretaries.Wood, Commissioner Place 2, and Guerra, Commissioner Place 4, were re-elected to the board in the BND election on May 7. During the swearing-in ceremony, Wood was administered the Oath of Office by his

Kamil Beffa (Photo: LDA)

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Names Beffa CEO

Edouard Louis-Dreyfus, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs' chairman of the executive board, has decided, in agreement with the supervisory board chaired by Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, to adopt a new governance for the French shipping company effective January 1, 2022.Kamil Beffa has been appointed CEO, succeeding Gildas Maire who is stepping down as CEO to become advisor to the chairman of the executive board.In addition, Antoine d´Anjou and Antoine Person have both been appointed deputy CEO and member of the executive board.Beffa came to LDA in 2019 as deputy CEO after an international career in industrial

Jan Pieter Klaver will start as CEO of Royal IHC on January 1, 2022. Photo courtesy Royal IHC

Royal IHC Appoints Klaver CEO

over from Gerben Eggink, who fulfilled the role of CEO on an interim basis for more than a year and a half. With Klaver Royal IHC is bringing in an experienced CEO from the maritime sector, and together with Paul van der Harten (CFO) and Kees van der Snel (COO), they form the three member Executive Board.After his training as a civil engineer at the Technical University of Delft, Klaver started at Heerema. During his more than 25 year career at Heerema, he fulfilled various (management) roles, including manager of the Heerema shipyard in Vlissingen. After being CEO of Heerema Fabrication Group

Jonathan Whitworth (Photo: Gulf Copper and Manufacturing Corporation)

Whitworth Joins Gulf Copper Board

,” said Steve Hale, CEO of Gulf Copper. “I am excited to see him join the board to help drive the company forward. His input will be significant as we plan the next phase of the Gulf Copper’s future.”Whitworth joins Annella Metoyer, Read Boles, and Michael Stansberry as non-executive board directors for Gulf Copper, an employee owned (ESOP) company. The company said the expansion of its board is another indication of Gulf Copper’s commitment to develop and diversify the business over the coming years

Dr. Anish Shah (Photo: MLL)

Mahindra Logistics Names Anish Shah as Chairman

the same date. He is the deputy managing director and group CFO of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Limited.  He is designated to take over as the managing director and CEO of M&M Limited from April 2.VS Parthasarathy, president - Mobility Services Sector and member of the Mahindra Group executive board, has decided to leave the Mahindra Group to pursue personal interests. He will resign from the MLL board with effect from April 2.MLL, part of the Mobility Services Sector of the Mahindra Group, is an integrated third-party logistics (3PL) service provider, specializing in supply chain management

Ronald Suhlmann (Photo: Damen)

Damen Names Suhlmann CFO, Herrebout Chief Counsel

ad interim for two years.Suhlmann started his career at Ballast Nedam and moved to Damen in 2015, where the register controller was both financial director of the Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate's naval and yachting divisions. With his appointment as CFO, Suhlmann becomes a member of Damen's executive board.In addition, the areas of risk, compliance and legal are invested more firmly within the executive board through the creation of the new role of chief counsel. As of April 1, this will be filled by Mario Herrebout, current general counsel and company secretary. He has been in service with Damen

Teresa Peacock (Photo: Spinnaker Global)

Teresa Peacock Joins Dryad Global as Non-executive Director

our part to improve the shipping industry not only for SOLAS but also for the shore-based employees of this industry who play such a vital role in keeping the sea-lines open,” Diacon said. “I am confident that the skills, experience and diversity Teresa will bring as our first non-executive board member will pave the way for a panel of experts that will support and oversee the delivery of our new strategy.&rdquo

Soren Toft started his new role as CEO at MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on December 2, 2020. Photo: MSC

Toft Takes the Helm at MSC

;s global cargo businesses including ocean liner and logistics. He will also be a member of the board of directors of Terminal Investment Ltd (TiL), the terminals business which is majority-owned by MSC.Soren Toft joins MSC from Maersk, where he served as COO since 2013 and later as a Member of the Executive Board.“With his 25 years of experience in leadership roles at Maersk, and his comprehensive understanding of the future of the container shipping supply chain, Soren is the ideal match to help lead MSC into the future at the helm of our family company, building on the strategy which has made

Mohamed Mounes Shahat - Credit: Neptune Energy

Neptune Energy Names New Managing Director for Egypt

senior leadership roles including Operations General Manager and Board member at Khalda Petroleum Company and was Chairman and Managing Director at Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, Qarun Petroleum Company, and Wastani Petroleum Company. He was Deputy CEO for Production and a member of the Executive Board at Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). He joined Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum in 2016 as First Undersecretary of Gas Affairs, and later became Minister’s Advisor for Gas Affairs.Mounes has a B.Eng in Petroleum Engineering from Cairo University. Gamal Kassem, Neptune&rsquo

Lasse Carøe Henningsen, 46, will become the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Hamburg Süd

Henningsen Named CFO at Hamburg Süd

and auditing firms EY and PwC as well as PANDORA A/S, a publicly traded jewelry and design company. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in the shipping industry. He previously served as Head of Accounting & Control at Maersk Tankers A/S and, since 2018, he has been CFO and a member of the Executive Board of Christiania Shipping A/S, a Copenhagen-based carrier that specializes in transporting chemicals

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