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Group Executive Team

Caspar Atkinson
Caspar Atkinson

Caspar Atkinson is the Chief Product Officer of Ocean Technologies Group and is an accomplished product leader with over 20 years’ experience in creating digital products and delivering technology solutions. Caspar successfully launched B2B and B2C products in a diverse range of companies from start-up through to multinational corporate. He specialises in building content-led consumer products, with significant experience in online video, having led the product team that built the hugely successful NOW TV streaming service. He has also held product leadership roles at Sky, Brandwatch and Realtime 3D gaming pioneers Polystream as well as working as a technology consultant for IBM and Accenture. Caspar leads Ocean Technologies Group’s product team.

Johan Gustafsson
Johan Gustafsson

Johan Gustafsson is the Chief Revenue Officer of Ocean Technologies Group coming from the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Wallem Group. Johan has experience in Maritime Technology and Ship Management. His experience spans two decades with blue-chip organisations including Transas and Wartsila. Having started his career in the Swedish Armed Forces, Johan had a long association with Transas where he led the Global Sales team before a merger with Wartsila, whereupon Johan became the Director of Global Sales for Wartsila Voyage Solutions. As the Group’s Chief Revenue Officer, Johan leads Account Management, Customer Support and Sales teams based globally across Ocean Technologies Group companies.

Raal Harris
Raal Harris

Raal Harris is the Group Creative Director of Ocean Technologies Group. Prior to taking his group role, Raal was Managing Director of Videotel, where he spent fifteen years gaining extensive experience in Maritime E-Learning and the production of maritime training content and software solutions. Raal’s diverse background includes university lectureships in interaction design, information product design, and computer games design. An active participant in the maritime industry Raal is involved with numerous seafarer welfare, ship management and trade associations and international shipping entities. As Group Creative Director Raal leads the creative development process, brand marketing and communications activities of the learning and technology solutions of the group.

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.

Susan Steele
Susan Steele

Susan Steele is the Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer of Ocean Technologies Group and has over 25 years’ experience in HR. Susan is known for her pioneering use of artificial intelligence and automation to ensure enterprises attract, develop and retain business critical talent. She draws on first-hand experience in Europe, Americas, India, Africa and Asia Pacific to create competitive advantage and has had repeated success at building and turning around the HR function and improving business results. Susan’s earlier career was in investment banking. Prior to joining Ocean Technologies Group, Susan held HR leadership roles at Cision, IBM, WPP, Deloitte and Linklaters. Susan also serves on the Advisory Board of OpenClassrooms,a French ed-tech start-up.

Maarten Van Gool
Maarten Van Gool

Maarten Van Gool is the Chief Financial Officer of Ocean Technologies Group with diverse experience in technology businesses spanning over three decades within blue-chip organisations building strong fiduciary controls and successful businesses and teams. Maarten started his career with global technology giant HP in the Netherlands during the early 1990s and thereafter moved to Palo Alto to join Agilent Technologies as part of the core team who spun off Agilent from HP and took the company public. During Maarten’s time as Global Financial Control Director and then Global Compliance Director for Agilent Technologies, he led the creation of a global compliance shared services centre based in India. He has since held leadership roles with Tom Tom, AVG (acquired by Avast software) and was most recently was CFO and then CEO for Lobster Ink, a leading online learning provider to the global hospitality industry.

News


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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 […]

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 […]