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Bjørn Tore Larsen returns to CEO role at OSM

Controlling shareholder, chairman and founder of OSM Maritime Group Bjørn Tore Larsen is returning to the role of CEO of the company, effective March 4.

Larsen was previously CEO through to 2013, and replaces Geir Sekkesæter who will continue on with the company as managing director of OSM Norway.

“I am looking forward to working even closer with the management team and all colleagues at OSM. We will continue to be focused on safety and quality, and to constantly improve our service to our customers through continuous development of people and technology,” Larsen said.

“We are grateful for Geir’s contribution to OSM as the CEO over the last 6 years. He has been instrumental in building OSM as a leading ship manager with a global footprint, with significant growth during his leadership. We are also very happy to see Geir in his new role where he will be focusing on further strengthening ship management, rig management and crew management operations done out of Arendal,” Larsen added.

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Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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