Frank Coles has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors for Transas Marine, a provider of equipment, software and system integration for the maritime industry.
A maritime business professional, Coles brings to the position leadership experience in maritime operations and technology. Coles recently served as an advisor to a number of blue chip private equity companies on maritime opportunities. Before that, he was the President of Inmarsat Maritime, and was previously CEO of Globe Wireless. After 12 years at sea, Coles spent five years as a maritime lawyer, and then as Operations Director for Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping in Hong Kong. Coles is a Master Mariner, and holds a Masters Degree in Maritime Law from the University of Wales, Cardiff.