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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 the Executive Chairman of Ocean Technologies, 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 and Chairman Of The Nomination Committee at Computacenter. Peter (1961) 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. 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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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 […]

August 12, 2020

Statement on Tragedy in Lebanon

We at Ocean Technologies Group wish to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the individuals and their families affected by the explosions at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon […]

July 27, 2020

Experienced Ship Manager and Marine Sales leader Johan Gustafsson joins Ocean Technologies Group

Experienced Maritime technology and Ship Management executive Johan Gustafsson has joined Ocean Technologies Group, as our Chief Revenue Officer. Johan’s experience in maritime technology businesses spans two decades with blue-chip […]

July 21, 2020

Seagull and Videotel Launch Cyber Wellness at Sea Training Programme

Leading global maritime e-learning provider Seagull Maritime and Videotel have jointly launched a new title called “Cyber Wellness” aimed at seafarers. With internet connectivity at sea growing rapidly amongst the […]

July 15, 2020

Ocean Technologies Group adds new Chief Product Officer to its global leadership team

Global learning and operational technology innovator, Ocean Technologies Group, has further bolstered its leadership team with the addition of Caspar Atkinson as Chief Product Officer. Caspar is an accomplished product […]

June 25, 2020

Ocean Technologies Group acquires Marlins and enters into strategic partnership with V.Group

V.GROUP, a leading global provider of ship management and marine support services, and Ocean Technologies Group, a leading provider of maritime learning and operational technologies, have entered a strategic partnership […]

June 8, 2020

Videotel Wins Host of Awards for its Training Programmes

Maritime e-learning provider Videotel has won a host of prestigious awards for its recent releases underlying the continued focus on quality since becoming part of Ocean Technologies Group. Videotel have […]

June 1, 2020

Tero Marine Enhances Its e-Procurement Solution With A New Purchasing App

Leading fleet management software provider Tero Marine extends its e-procurement solution to mobile devices to optimize the supply chain for people on the move. The versatile app automatically alerts users’ […]

May 20, 2020

BIMCO, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Videotel partner in unprecedented online education collaboration

BIMCO, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Ocean Technologies Group subsidiary Videotel have partnered to create a high-quality, accessible educational resource to help maritime students across the globe to continue their […]

May 4, 2020

Ocean Technologies Group Appoints Pioneering Chief HR Officer

Global learning and operational technology innovator, Ocean Technologies Group, has appointed Susan Steele as Chief Human Resources Officer. Steele, with over 25 years’ experience in HR, is known for her […]