Electromagnetic Geoservices appoints Fugro exec as new CEO

Norwegian offshore survey specialist Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has appointed Christiaan A. Vermeijden as new chief executive officer, effective early next year.

Vermeijden, a Dutch national, comes from Fugro where he was in the role of global offshore geotechnical director. Vermeijden has worked for Fugro since 1999, and spent three years based in the Middle East.

Current CEO Stig Eide Sivertsen will continue in the role until Vermeijden starts, and will then resume his role as a non-executive director. Sivertsen temporarily stepped into the role in August when Bjarte Bruheim stepped down after just eight months in the role.

Eystein Eriksrud, chairman of EMGS, commented: “We are very pleased with the appointment of Christiaan, and we are confident that he will be the right person to develop EMGS going forward. The company is now in a better position to face the challenging market, with a sustainable cost base, a stronger balance sheet and a restructured management team.”

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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