SeaBird Exploration appoints new CEO

Cyprus-based seismic specialist SeaBird Exploration has appointed Hans Petter Klohs as its new CEO effective immediately.

Klohs has served as CEO of several companies including GC Rieber Shipping, and will step down from his board member position to take on the role.

Heidar Engebret, chairman of SeaBird, commented: “Hans Petter Klohs has vast management experience from a number of relevant reputable companies, and has consistently delivered strong results in his previous positions. The Board of Directors are extremely pleased that Hans Petter has agreed to take the CEO position of the Company, and the Board looks forward to working closely with Hans Petter in our forthcoming efforts to lead and grow SeaBird going forward.”

Klohs is replacing Christophe Debouvry, who has been the CEO of SeaBird since 2016.

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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