Kreuz Subsea adds to senior management team

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Subsea services provider Kreuz Subsea has appointed a new chief commercial officer and a director of marine assets.

Kreuz said that both appointments were made in its Singapore headquarters to support its global expansion plans.

Namely, Pradeep Verma joined the company as the chief commercial officer (CCO) while Marek Kaminski joined the company as a director of marine assets.

Verma will be responsible for strengthening the company’s position in its core markets of India, Asia Pacific, and the growth of the business into the Middle East market.

He joined Kreuz from Larsen & Toubro where he was most recently in the position of head of offshore business development. Before this, Verma was regional the proposals and commercial head at McDermott International where he was responsible for business development and project acquisitions across the South East Asia region.

He said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the business as it looks to enforce its ambitious growth strategy and expand into new markets such as the Middle East while continuing to support our clients in South East Asia and India.”

Kaminski joined the firm from Subsea 7 where he held the role of regional vessel and asset manager, based in Houston, Texas. He also worked at Emas Offshore for five years and Rubicon Oilfield International before this.

He brings more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, specifically across project management and operations roles.

As director of marine assets, Kaminski will be responsible for the overall supervision of the company’s owned and chartered fleet.

Kaminski said: “I am thrilled to be working with the team at Kreuz and its extensive fleet which includes the new-build dive support vessel, Kreuz Challenger. The company is well-respected across the world for its resources, diving systems and work-class ROVs as well as having expert personnel in-house to carry out project management.”

These additions follow changes to the top positions at Kreuz Subsea from last October which saw AJ Jain recruited as the CEO and Balaji Bhashyam as the COO. The firm also appointed Phil Bradbury as QHSE director at the end of 2017.

AJ Jain added: “We are making great progress with phase one of our strategy which focused on the reorganization and strengthening of our management team. The recent appointments bring us a step closer to completing this phase with the next stage of the company’s development focusing on expanding our footprint into new markets.”

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