Global Marine announces two senior appointments

Global Marine Systems Limited, the world leader in subsea system design, installation and maintenance announces two key promotions within the senior management team.  Mikkel Gleerup will assume the role of Director, Sales & Commercial at Global Marine and Darren Lam will join SBSS as Managing Director.

Ian Douglas, CEO, Global Marine said: “I am delighted to announce these two appointments, both Mikkel and Darren bring extensive experience both within Global Marine and from the wider offshore industry, the culmination of this knowledge makes them the ideal candidates for these strategic roles.”

Mikkel Gleerup will take up his role of Director, Sales & Commercial in mid-May and will be based in the UK with global responsibility for sales.  Mikkel joined Global Marine as Managing Director at SBSS in 2014, and has been instrumental in SBSS’ strong performance delivery during his time at the helm.  Mikkel brings a wealth of experience to the Global Marine Board in his new role.  He began his career with A.P Moeller (Maersk) as a deck officer before going ashore for a variety of management roles. Prior to joining Global Marine Mikkel was VP of Sales & Proposals for Siemens in China focused on the rapidly expanding offshore wind market. 

Reflecting on his appointment Mikkel Gleerup said, “I am looking forward to the challenge, I strongly believe in the capabilities of Global Marine.  With the growth, particularly, in the offshore renewables sector, I’ll be looking to secure opportunities for the business in line with the company’s growth plans.”

Darren Lam will join SBSS as Managing Director, in Shanghai from the beginning of May.  Darren has worked at Global Marine for a number of years, most recently in the role of Senior Project Manager and has been responsible for implementing a host of high-profile projects in both telecom and power for the business. Before joining Global Marine, Darren was a Senior Engineering Officer in the Singapore Air Force.  In his new role, Darren will lead an organisation with more than 150 employees that achieved sales of over $60M in 2015. 

Darren Lam adds: “In my project management capacity at Global Marine, I have developed a strong understanding of the clients’ expectations and rationale, and how internal business and project management process can be leveraged to enhance total customer satisfaction, which in my opinion, is essential for success. I’m looking forward to utilising this skill set to benefit SBSS’ customers across the Asia region.”   

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