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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Prasanta Roy (Photo: Sailors’ Society)

​​​​Sailors’ Society Appoints New Director

taking on additional responsibilities across the operations of the Society, while Prasanta focuses on the charity’s growth and development.Sailors’ Society’s former CEO, Stuart Rivers, left the charity on May 7.Prasanta was previously chief administration officer at multinational financial services company Wells Fargo for nine years, and has held senior roles at Barclays, UBS, JP Morgan Chase and Nomura

Jayson Hron (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Welcomes Hron

in a variety of public relations, copywriting, media relations, brand management and marketing capacities. Since 2013, Hron has been a communications manager for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs, Colo. For eight years prior, he led communications efforts as senior public relations specialist in the financial services industry, for the ING Group in St. Cloud, Minn.After beginning his career as a sportswriter, editor and page designer with Murphy McGinnis Newspapers, he served as communications director for the United States Hockey League and, later, assistant director of public relations in the athletics

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer.Since Haynes and Boone entered the London market in 2016 by merging with Curtis Davis Garrard LLP, it has hired lawyers

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Women in Maritime Charter to be launched next week

culture.Performance against action plans will be self-assessed via online portal and national performance published in a joint industry-government report.Whilst arguably being behind the curve on gender diversity, the Women in Maritime Task force has been able to learn from others sectors, such as financial services, which have delivered similar initiatives. Officials from HM Treasury and Virgin Money, responsible for the Women in Finance Charter, briefed their maritime counterparts on their own experience.Since Maritime UK’s Women in Maritime Task force called for companies to engage in its work

Pavlos Papageorgiou. Photo from Youtube video Eurofinancechannel

Papageorgiou Named CFO of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

.   Yiannis Papanicolaou, Aegean's Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Pavlos as Chief Financial Officer of Aegean. Pavlos brings more than twenty years of extensive senior leadership experience across global marine transportation, business development and financial services. We are confident Pavlos' significant industry knowledge positions him to hit the ground running and support our ongoing efforts to drive growth, profitability and value for all Aegean stakeholders."   Papageorgiou added, "I am very excited to join the team at Aegean and look

Bryceon Sumner (Photo: Foss)

Foss Names Sumner CFO

has joined Foss Maritime as chief financial officer, hired to oversee all aspects of the organization's financial function and performance. Sumner brings to the role years of experience gained at a number of organizations ranging from education technology and real estate, to architecture and financial services. Prior to joining Foss, Sumner served as COO and CFO for public and private companies, family offices and as a senior financial officer of a $60 billion government banking insurance fund. Most recently, he was CFO of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based educational technology provider focused

David Batista (Photo: Aquabotix)

Batista Named CEO at Aquabotix

and working with David to bring several new innovations to market in the near future.”    Batista joins Aquabotix with more than 20 years of experience working with small-cap listed companies, both in the U.S. and Australia. He is the former Senior Managing Director of independent financial services firm Viriathus Holdings LLC., and previously held roles with HPC Capital Management Corp., SoundView Technology Group and Lehman Brothers Inc. A graduate of C.W. Post College, Batista also has several post-graduate qualifications from The New York Institute of Finance

Kachidurian Named Chief Commercial Officer of Seacube

Jim Kachidurian has been named Chief Commercial Officer of container leasing company SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. He will report to Robert Sappio, Chief Executive Officer.     Kachidurian has executive experience across a variety of financial services and transportation companies, having began his career in container leasing at Transocean Leasing some 30 years ago.   He has held senior sales and marketing roles with companies such as GE Capital, Donlen Corporation and most recently as Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing at Stoughton Trailers in Madison, Wisc.

Charters Joins NOAI Staff

resources.  In addition, Charters served as Director of Policy Coordination for the full Natural Resources Committee.   From 2006 to 2008, Charters served as Legislative Director to Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), a former oil and gas service company owner and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and Chairman of the Western Caucus. Prior to that, Charters owned and operated his own lobbying company, Charters and Company, and before that served nearly ten years for multiple members of the California Delegation

Leonard Returns to Port of Portland

, also served as chief public affairs officer.   Leonard joined the port to lead public affairs in July 2014. Previously, she advised clients on communications and public affairs. Leonard was the co-founder of C&E Systems, a Portland-based company specializing in government relations, financial services and software development

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US Energy Jobs Rise as Higher Prices Boost Oil Drilling

of 2017 in an effort to stem the oversupply. Analysts said U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies responded to those higher prices by adding around 250 oil rigs over the past eight months, with even more spending expected on drilling over the next year or two. Analysts at U.S. financial services firm Cowen & Co said this week in a note that capital expenditure tracking showed 31 exploration and production (E&P) companies planned to increase spending by an average of 36 percent in 2017 over 2016. That expected spending increase in 2017 follows an estimated 45 percent decline

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US Energy Jobs on the Rise

an effort to stem the oversupply.   Analysts said U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies responded to those higher prices by adding more than 200 oil rigs over the past six months with even more spending expected on drilling over the next year or two.   Analysts at U.S. financial services firm Cowen & Co said this week in a note that capital expenditure tracking showed 25 E&Ps planned to increase spending by an average of 33 percent in 2017 over 2016.   That expected spending increase in 2017 follows an estimated 47 percent decline in 2016 and a 35 percent decline

Rachel Sexton (Photo: Human Rights at Sea)

New Trustee joins Human Rights at Sea

as a Trustee. Sexton is a Partner in the Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services 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

Michael Burnes (Photo: Great Lakes Group)

Great Lakes Group in 2016 Hiring Push

, and the potential contracts we are working on. This starts with hiring world-class talent.” Recent hires include:   Michael Burnes – Financial Analyst & Cost Accountant Michael Burnes has over five years of professional experience in accounting, business management and financial services consulting. Burnes explains that his career move was prompted by “the new challenge to work directly for a manufacturer in a complex and unique industry. Vessel repair and construction is an amazing process from engineering and design to production and final delivery.”   Douglas

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UK Marine Industry Continues Growth

at £2.97 billion for 2014/15, up 1.1 percent from 2013/14 The domestic market continues to grow, expanding from 68 percent of total revenue (2013/14) to 70 percent (2014/15) Particularly strong performances in the consumer sector, led by boating tourism, brokerage and insurance and financial services  Revenue and profits continue to rise in the second half of 2015, with marine businesses anticipating further growth over the next six months    Growth in domestic consumer markets has helped off-set a tricky year for exporters who are still feeling the effects of a

Pearson Signs on with RCG

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) announced the addition of Dan Pearson as a Director and head of the firm’s private equity and financial services practice. In his new role, Pearson will advise developers, technology companies, private equity and financial services firms and other corporations on matters relating to wind, marine and solar energy. With more than 16 years’ experience in renewable energy development, financing and construction both in the U.K. and overseas, Pearson brings technical understanding and commercial project finance experience to the team. Pearson was most

Jeremy D. Thigpen, President & CEO

Executive Changes at Transocean

CFO role, and he will be a great addition to the Transocean team." Mr. Mey most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atwood Oceanics ("Atwood"). Including his almost five years at Atwood, he has over 28 years of experience in the energy and financial services industries in both the United States and South Africa.  Prior to Atwood, Mr. Mey was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Scorpion Offshore Ltd. He also held positions of increasing responsibility during his 12 years with offshore driller Noble Corporation

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