ISS appoints Senior Vice President Remote and Government Services

HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies — By on January 30, 2014 at 6:21 PM
Micahel Durnan

Michael Durnan

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Captain Michael Durnan, US Navy (Retired) as Senior Vice President, Remote and Government Services. Reporting to Jan-Hein Dissel, COO of Supply Chain Solutions at ISS, he will head up an experienced business development and operations team based in Dubai.

Captain Durnan was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1978 and spent his career serving on various US Navy ships.  His final at-sea posting was as the first Commanding Officer of USS Oak Hill which deployed to the Mediterranean theatre.

Latterly, he worked in senior roles with both the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and US Naval Forces Europe.  His final military role before retirement in 2007 was as US Naval Attaché to France, where he was responsible for all US Navy ship port visits in France and French territories globally. More recently, he has worked in senior positions as Vice President of Business Development Strategic Projects for Ecolog in Dubai and Vice President Europe for Agility Defense & Government Services in Switzerland.

Michael will be the key point of contact at ISS responsible for managing all US Naval contracts and engagement. He will also be responsible  for unifying all elements of the Remote and Government Services business group into one organisation and will be focussing on strategically growing and developing a number of opportunities with government, non-government, international organisations and various military principals.

Commenting on his appointment, Claus Hyldager, Group CEO said: “Michael brings enormous experience of working at the most senior levels in both the US Navy and in commerce.  His insights, built through many years of dealing effectively with governments across Europe, North America and the Middle East, will be invaluable to ISS.”

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 65 countries, and a workforce of over 3,800, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

Inchcape Shipping Services – A World of Local Expertise www.iss-shipping.com

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