New CEO appointed at Petroleum Geo-Services

New CEO appointed at Petroleum Geo-Services

Norwegian marine geophysical company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has appointed Rune Olav Pedersen as its new president & CEO.

Pedersen is replacing Jon Erik Reinhardsen who is moving on after nearly ten years to take the role of chairman of Statoil.

Walter Qvam, chairman of PGS, commented: “The board has run a thorough succession process since early spring, and assessed a number of very qualified Norwegian and international candidates. With
the appointment of Mr. Pedersen, PGS will get a CEO with deep knowledge of the company and industry and with strong execution capabilities. We look forward to working closely with Mr. Pedersen in the time to come.”

Pedersen has worked at PGS for seven years and is currently serving in the position of executive vice president & general counsel.

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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