SeaBird appoints new CEO

Offshore seismic specialist SeaBird Exploration has appointed Gunnar Jansen as interim CEO, replacing Hans Petter Klohs who has resigned.

Jansen, who will assume the position immediately, joined SeaBird as chief commercial and legal officer in August 2018 and has 20 years experience in the shipping and offshore industries.

“The Board of Directors and management are excited about the opportunities that present themselves to lean and cost-efficient operators in the oil services market. To take advantage of these opportunities and become the leading global service provider within 2D and source, the company shall create more leverage on its deep operational expertise and implement a more asset-light and flexible business model. Mr Jansen´s hands-on experience related to planning and implementing organizational and operational changes critical to the provision of cost-efficient and high-quality services is well suited to achieve these goals, the company stated.

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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