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Board of Directors

Alex Collins
Alex Collins

Alex is Partner at Oakley Capital. He joined Oakley in 2007 and has over 19 years of private equity investment and operational experience Alex’s focus at Oakley is primarily on deal origination, execution, portfolio management and realisation. Alex began his career at GE Capital in 1995 before being seconded to Advent International for two years as Associate Director. He subsequently joined Henderson Private Capital as Principal. Alex joined Oakley in 2007 from Wharfedale Capital where he was a Partner involved in purchasing secondary assets. Alex holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economic History from Union College, New York

Sam Fenton-Whittet
Sam Fenton-Whittet

Sam is a Director at Oakley Capital. He joined Oakley in 2015 and focuses primarily on deal origination, execution and portfolio management. During his time at Oakley, Sam has worked on Oakley’s investments in Career Partner Group, Schülerhilfe and Inspired and Time Out Markets. Prior to joining Oakley, Sam was Speechwriter and Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. He previously worked in a number of finance positions in HM Treasury, including as senior adviser responsible for coordinating the government’s £40bn annual capital budget. Sam holds an MA (Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.

Oscar Johansen
Oscar Johansen

Graduated from the Marine Engineering College in Toensberg, Norway in 1978. Served as marine engineer on oil tankers and gas carriers for Sig. Bergesen, Oslo 1974 - 1982. Joined Norcontrol to participate in the development and marketing of their newly developed Engine Room simulators. Was responsible for marketing and sales of all Norcontrol maritime training simulators from 1984 to –87. Was appointed Managing Director of Norcontrol Simulation in 1987 and managed the Norcontrol group of companies from 1988 to 1995. Managed the Marine Division of Simrad ASA, Norway 1995 to 1997. In 1996 he established Seagull AS together with financial partner Bjoern L.G. Braathen a company with which he still spends most of his time. Seagull AS has delivered training systems and training administration systems to some 8000 ships world-wide. In addition to his duties for Ocean Technologies Group, Oscar serves as a non-executive director for a number of marine and IT based companies.

Roger Ringstad
Roger Ringstad

Roger Ringstad is Non-Executive Director of Ocean Technologies Group, coming from the role as Managing Director of Seagull Maritime AS. Roger has extensive experience in developing competence management systems, assessment methods and leadership training within the maritime industry working together with industry leading ship owners and managers. Roger is educated Master Mariner, and served as Chief Officer when he joined Seagull in 1999. Was responsible for Sales and Marketing until 2002 when he was appointed Managing Director.

Peter Ryan
Peter Ryan

Non-Executive Chairman of Ocean Technologies Group, Peter Ryan has had a successful 37 year international career in technology encompassing all dimensions of the industry including software, services, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure. Over the last 10 years, Peter has held roles such as Chief Sales Officer with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Chief Client Officer at Logica plc and Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Services with Sun Microsystems Inc and Chairman Of The Nomination Committee at Computacenter.. After starting his career at the Home Office, Peter undertook various senior management roles with Aspect Development Inc, Parametric Technology Ltd, IBM (UK) Ltd and ICL plc.

Manish Singh
Manish Singh

Manish Singh is the Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Technologies Group with over 25 years of Maritime experience, of which ~12 years in group executive roles in private equity backed services businesses. In that time, he has delivered manifold growth in equity value, through business mix and operating model refinements, along with strong organic growth aided by strategic partnerships and acquisitions of complementary marine services businesses. He brings an extensive industry network and on-the ground experience with stakeholders across all maritime regions and cultures.


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January 14, 2021

Ocean Technologies Group introduces transformational new maritime learning platform

Having brought together market leading maritime learning businesses Seagull and Videotel, Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) set its newly united team the challenge to work throughout 2020 on combining the strengths […]

December 21, 2020

12 Days of Christmas user generated content tribute to seafarers

To support seafarers this Christmas in what has been an exceptionally challenging year, a group of maritime organisations are collaborating on a campaign called #SeafarersDeliveringChristmas. As our contribution, Ocean Technologies […]

December 17, 2020

Season’s Greetings from Oceaneers across the World

2020 has been an extraordinary year in both the privations and hardships it has brought and in our capacity as an industry and as people to overcome them. It will […]

December 1, 2020

Tero Marine Launches Game Changing Data Visualisation Tool

Norway based Tero Marine  launches TM Insights, giving shore based decision makers real-time analytics to identify operational improvements Tero Marine has launched its TM Insights solution, an interactive  visualization tool […]

November 16, 2020

Ocean Technologies Group Calls for Video Submissions to Help Support Seafarers Delivering Christmas Campaign

To support seafarers this Christmas in what has been an exceptionally challenging year, a group of maritime organisations are collaborating on a campaign called #SeafarersDeliveringChristmas. Companies are being asked to […]

November 13, 2020

Seafarers Delivering Christmas – your chance to show your gratitude to the world’s seafarers

The shipping industry, through its supporting organisations*, has come together to show its gratitude and thanks to all the seafarers who have continued to (literally) deliver so much, under such […]

October 26, 2020

Ocean Technologies Group Inter-Company Collaboration Promotes Benefits of Using a Planned Maintenance Software Solution

Tero Marine and Maritime Training Services, both part of global learning and operational technology innovator, Ocean Technologies Group, have collaborated on a project to promote the benefits to ship operators […]

October 21, 2020

IMEC Commissions Ocean Technologies Group to Develop competencies for Ratings

The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has commissioned Ocean Technologies Group to develop a Competency Management System (CMS) for Ratings. The CMS will be exclusive to IMEC members and is […]

October 14, 2020

Ocean Technologies Group Becomes First Sapphire Affiliate Member of The Nautical Institute

In a move to support the commitment of The Nautical Institute’s work to promote professionalism, best practice and safety throughout the maritime industry, Ocean Technologies Group has agreed to be […]

August 20, 2020

Ocean Technologies Group appoints experienced technology leader as CFO

London, 20th August 2020 Experienced technology executive Maarten Van Gool has joined Ocean Technologies Group, as Chief Financial Officer. Maarten’s diverse experience in technology businesses spans three decades with blue-chip […]