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Wallem names new Managing Director, Ship Management

Written by Marine Log Staff
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John-Kaare Aune

John-Kaare Aune has been appointed as the Wallem Group’s new Managing Director, Ship Management. He is expected to take up his position July 1, 2019.

Aune joins Wallem from the Cayman Registry, where he was most recently Regional Director, Safety and Compliance overseeing its global commercial services and business development in addition to the Registration section in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously he served as Principal Surveyor with the Cayman Registry.

Earlier, Aune spent more than six years with the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD). During this time, he represented Norway on numerous EU expert committees and several different IMO Committees.

Aune is a qualified Naval Architect with a degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Frank Coles, Wallem Group CEO, commented: “We are excited and lucky to have been able to secure John’s services. The expertise and knowledge he brings to the company will greatly enhance our mission of safety and quality with technology. He brings a wide range of technical, compliance, regulatory and operational experience. John has earned the respect and endorsement of maritime industry players with his constant focus on the needs of customers.”

“The opportunity to join Wallem was something I could not turn down,” said Aune. “The history of Wallem is well known, but it was the exciting vision and opportunity to create leadership in our industry attracted me to be a part of its great team. Our mission now is to realize the full potential that exists within the company for the benefit of our customers and to accelerate Wallem’s transformation. I am very proud to be joining such a dynamic team in a period of growth and innovation”.

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