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John Godwiin (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names Godwin APAC Business Development Director

for the Asia Pacific region including Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.Godwin has over 25 years’ combined defense and industry experience, spanning engineering, consulting, business development, programs, operations, and general management. His international experience includes Europe, South East Asia, and the Middle East. He joined BMT in September 2019 as Business Development and Commercial Director for the Australian defense and security business.During his Royal Australian Navy career, Godwin served as a weapons electrical engineer. Prior to BMT, he worked in operational risk and security

John Harris / Credit: AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

Marine and offshore consultancy AqualisBraemar has appointed John Harris as its new regional managing director of the South East Asia region.Harris will oversee the company’s operations in South East Asia (SEA), including its offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as maintain control of adjusting across the greater SEA and Asia Pacific region. He will report to AqualisBraemar’s CEO, David Wells.Harris has been promoted internally to regional managing director of the South East Asia region from a position as head of loss adjusting in the Asia Pacific region. "

Trevor Whitworth (Photo: Pentonet)

Whitworth Joins Maritime IoT Firm Pentonet

;s suite of ship-to-shore communications products.In his 17-year tenure with Telaurus (later Globecomm Maritime) he was responsible for growing a start-up business into a company that kept over 3,000 vessels connected on a daily basis.With an extensive background in maritime operations with O.I.L. Ltd in South America, the Middle East and the UK, Trevor can also claim marketing success securing specialist tonnage contracts in South-East Asia, West Africa and Central America. Trevor has a BSc in Maritime Commerce from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology and is certified as a British

Kristina Kamatoy, MICHA Scholarship Beneficiary 2018 (Photo: Sailors' Society)

Sailors’ Society Select Kamatoy for MIHCA Scholarship

; Garrets International, supplier and store management partner to the global shipping community, and Sailors’ Society will provide funding to support Kristina’s living costs for the duration of the one-year course.   The Philippines has one of the largest rich-poor divides in South East Asia. MIHCA courses give young people an opportunity to earn recognized training credentials and start a seafaring career.   Students must demonstrate a desire to work at sea for three years following completion of the course. The training also prepares students to work on land in the hospitality

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

brand overseas as well as managing the internal operations team. In his new role as Head of Sales & Marketing, he will be aligning sales activities with the company’s global business development plans. This will include exploring new markets around the world in areas such as Africa and South East Asia. He will also be targeting new sectors for Actisense products including the automotive, industrial automation and agricultural vehicle markets. He will continue to work closely with overseas distributors, travelling extensively to international trade shows to ensure that the Actisense brand

Simon Allison (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Strengthens APAC Team

Xodus Group’s Perth office has won more than A$3.5 million (£2million) in new contracts over the last six months.   Xodus’ Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has had significant success in the growth of its decommissioning business, both in Australia and South-East Asia, where the company has established relationships with several key players. The company has also enhanced its digital production optimization and monitoring tools.   With the success, Xodus has increased its workforce locally and appointed Simon Allison as operations director for the APAC region.   Allison

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

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 and project acquisitions across the South East Asia region.   Marek Kaminski has joined the firm from Subsea 7 where he held the role of regional vessel and asset manager, based in Houston, Texas. He also worked at EMAS Offshore Ltd for five years and Rubicon Oilfield International prior to this. Kaminski brings more than 30 years experience

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge is the new CFO at Stolt-Nielsen (Photo: Stolt-Nielsen)

Stolt-Nielsen Names Grüner-Hegge CFO

tank containers, establishing what is today Stolt Tank Containers.  He also served as President of Stolthaven Terminals, Chief Financial Officer of Stolt Offshore S.A., and President & General Manager of Stolt-Nielsen Singapore Pte. with overall responsibility for the Company's operations in the South-East Asia. He has been associated with Stolt-Nielsen since 1974. Engelhardtsen earned an MBA from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after receiving undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Finance

The Mission to Seafarers

Seafarer Happiness a Key Measure for Progress and Growth

; The Seafarers Happiness Index showed a decline in happiness since the last survey in 2016 by social network Crewtoo, with isolation and poor working practices posing serious threats to the reputation of the profession and the ability to recruit.   Seafarers, nearly 60% of whom were from South East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, were asked to mark their happiness out of ten on a variety of measures. Total happiness among seafarers declined from 6.41 in 2016 to 6.25 in 2017. Workload and onshore facilities presented the largest setbacks, while on-board interactions and friendships were seen

Russell Tham as President, New Enterprises and Ventures Photo courtesy Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd

Tham is President, New Enterprises and Ventures of ST Engineering

In this new role, Russell will also help drive the strategy for turning new technologies into business growth for the Group.”   Russell joins the Group after 23 years with Applied Materials, where he held various management positions before being appointed President of Applied Materials South East Asia in 2009. As President, he oversaw the regional business and led the company’s business, infrastructure and strategy to grow their footprint in Singapore and South East Asia. He has concurrently held various global roles based in Singapore including corporate business development responsibilitie

Steen Lund (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

last assignment at A.P. Moller Maersk was Senior VP Eastern Operations Center in Singapore. He left Maersk in 2009 to join Germanischer Lloyd in 2010 as Executive VP and Regional Manager for Asia, based in Shanghai. Following the merger between DNV and GL, Steen was appointed Regional Manager for South East Asia, Oceania and India at DNV GL, based in Singapore.   Lund said, “Growing the Radio Holland brand in Asia is a priority. Our aim and drive is to make the global organization of 80 offices along the major shipping routes available to service the shipping community and expand our engagement

Mei Ling Chan (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

Global Maritime’s Singapore office.   Mei Ling Chan joins Global Maritime from oil and gas services company SapuraKencana Drilling where she was Business Controls Manager responsible for the management accounting, financial planning and analysis of 18 offshore tender rigs operating in South East Asia, West Africa and Central America. She has also held a variety of finance and management positions at Seadrill and has a degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.   Leong Weng Yoon has worked in HSE for nearly 10 years, most recently as HSE Manager for Mencast

Allan Nairn (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Names Nairn Diving Director

for leading all diving related activity within the business. He will ensure day to day diving operations are executed safely, efficiently and continue to meet the high standards Bibby Offshore is known for.   “To date, I have worked on operations throughout the company’s South East Asia and Houston bases, as well as its headquarters in Aberdeen,” Nairn said. “I look forward to using my experience and industry relationships to enhance Bibby Offshore’s diving operations, while playing a key role in delivering strategic results for long-term success.”  

Photo: ROVOP

ROVOP to Create New Jobs on GoM Growth

and crossing fabrication with concrete mattresses.   Both projects build on ROVOP’s track record for delivering inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), decommissioning and installation projects in the US Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico as well as West Africa and South East Asia over the last three years.   In support of these project wins, ROVOP - which currently employs around 135 people globally - continues to actively recruit for its full service Western Hemisphere base in Houston and anticipates increasing its workforce by up to 10% this year.   

(L-R) Doug Whyte, Hydro Group managing director, and Steve Ang, Hydro Group Asia technical sales manager (Photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Plans for Asia Pacific Growth

Uni-One in Taiwan, ISL in China, Oceanpixel in the Philippines, PT Indonesia in Indonesia and DKHG in Vietnam will aid Hydro Group’s cabling interconnect solutions presence in these important markets.   “Entering into these new agreements allows us to improve our network across South East Asia, as part of our continued growth plans for the region,” said Steve Ang, Hydro Group Asia technical sales manager. “As we specialize in custom designs, improving our network also means a greater level of contact with our customers, which is vital for our hands on design and engineering

EV Appoints New CEO

video applications, splitting its headquarters between Norwich and Aberdeen, and has a team of 100 employees. EV continues to expand and currently operates in more than 35 countries, having 26 locations around the world, including Canada, USA, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.  EV is backed by UK mid-market private equity house Dunedin.    

Esben Poulsson (Photo: SSA)

SSA Names Manpower Issues a Top Priority

Legal & Insurance Committee: Gina Lee-Wan, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP Council Member & Chairman, Technical Committee: Capt. Surendra Dutt, Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte Ltd Council Member: Steen Brodsgaard Lund, Maritime Regional Manager for South East Asia and the Pacific, DNV GL Council Member & Chairman, Services Committee: Lim Sim Keat, Managing Director, Transport Logistics, IMC Shipping Co Pte Ltd Council Member: Caroline Yang, Executive Director and Head of Legal & Finance, Safety & Training, Administration and Human

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