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V.Group names marine industry veteran as CEO

Written by Nick Blenkey
Richard Westgarth headshot

Richard Westgarth

Ship manager V.Group has appointed Graham Westgarth as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Ian El-Mokadem who is stepping down.

Westgarth has served on V.Group’s board since September 2018 and has worked in the maritime sector for almost 50 years. During his career, he has held a range of senior executive roles with companies including GasLog Limited, Teekay Corporation and Maersk UK.

He has also occupied a number of industry positions,notably serving as Chairman of INTERTANKO for five years.

“Having gone through a period of significant investment, V.Group’s primary focus is now firmly centered on delivering sustained benefits to its customers,” said John Pattullo, Chairman of V.Group. “We are delighted to welcome a leader with Graham’s unparalleled experience in marine operations.”

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