Oceanteam appoints interim CEO

Oceanteam appoints interim CEO

Dutch offshore outfit Oceanteam has appointed Meindert van Genderen as its interim CEO following the resignation of Haico Halbesma earlier in the month.

Van Genderen, 54, has held high level positions at several maritime and offshore companies including NileDutch, Rolldock and MPI Offshore.

Diederik Legger, a board member art Oceanteam, commented: “We welcome Meindert van Genderen onboard Oceanteam, who’s first assignments will include the preparation of the Bondholders Meeting and associated Extraordinary General Meetings: necessary steps in the extensive debt-for-equity swap process. Going forward, other aspects requiring his immediate attention are the appointment of a new auditor, streamlining of the corporate structure and the issue of new equity”.

The last fortnight has seen three senior executives of Oceanteam resign, with chairman Hessel Halbasma and his son Haico followed out the door by board member Int Pos.

“Under new leadership, the Company can sail into calmer waters and re-focus on its core businesses and stakeholder values,” added Legger.

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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