Sortland Named CEO of Global Maritime Group
Global Maritime Group has appointed Peder Sortland as its first CEO.
Sortland comes from the post of CEO at Apply ASA, and knows part of the group well from holding the position as chair of Global Maritime AS since April 2014. Before joining Apply in 2012, Sortland was chief executive of Ross Offshore and Subsea Technology Group. He has also managed the Norwegian unit of Subsea 7, and held the position as chair in Ocean Installer. He held a number of leading posts in the Statoil group from 1992-2010, covering upstream and downstream oil and gas activities both in Norway and internationally. He has a master's degree in economics and management from the University of Wyoming.
Created by merging four companies belonging to HitecVision, Global Maritime Group is a worldwide enterprise with its head office in Stavanger, almost 650 employees in 26 countries and an overall annual turnover of about NOK 1.4 billion. Its business areas comprise Consultancy & Engineering, an independent consultancy for the offshore and maritime industries, Marine Contracting, a contracting company for load-out, transport and installation of offshore structures, Vryhof Anchors, a global supplier of powerful anchors and associated mooring products and services, and Deep Sea Mooring, which delivers mooring solutions for exploration and production companies and for rig contractors.