LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm in the shipping and offshore energy industries, has today announced the appointment of Dr RV Ahilan to the position of joint CEO, alongside Jerome Rutler.
Ahilan brings a strong strategic and technical understanding of LOC’s key offshore markets to the leadership team. Over a 30-year career in maritime, oil and gas and renewable energy consulting, Ahilan served as Executive Vice President of the Renewables Advisory Division at DNV GL, President of GL Garrad Hassan and MD of GL Noble Denton in Americas and Europe before he joined LOC Group in February 2016.
Commenting on his appointment, Ahilan said: “We must be prepared as a business to serve our industry as it continues to evolve, and to provide support to all our clients for the successful construction and operation of shipping, energy and power assets. We will continue to build on our reputation for taking an open approach to innovation and focusing strongly on the needs of our clients with a sense of urgency.”
“The ability to leverage our existing global network of consultants has ensured we are well positioned to support the expansion of our clients into new markets, just as we are doing right now for offshore wind energy clients in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the United States.”
Jerome Rutler joined LOC as Group COO in March 2016 bringing with him more than 20 years’ experience in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and marine industries for a variety of companies, EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation), consultancy and technical advisory, he was appointed CEO in January 2018.
Jerome Rutler, joint CEO, LOC Group, said: “I’m delighted that Ahilan will work alongside me to reinforce LOC Group’s outstanding levels of service and commitment to our clients. As we continue to grow our scope of capabilities and our geographical footprint around the world, I am confident that, together, we can deliver success for our clients and growth for the business in an evolving environment.”
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