Global Shipping Company

Project Summary

We were engaged to work alongside the Chief Executive of this global shipping company as they transferred their Regional Head Quarters from the Far East to London.

The Company is a global leader in petroleum logistics solutions and delivers safe, high quality and comprehensive ocean transportation and specialist petroleum services to the world’s largest oil companies, trading houses and refiners. Their fleet comprises around 80 crude and clean ships, dynamic positioning shuttle tankers, highly specialised modular capture vessels and a fleet of purpose built lightering support vessels. The Company’s headquarters is in Kuala Lumpur and they operate regional offices in Singapore, London and Houston together with a lightering base in Galveston, Texas.

We were involved in supporting them through the transition from a branch office to a fully fledged European Regional Head Office function, able to support the business on a global basis.

This was largely a Search and Selection recruitment project required to identify the following key members of staff and their teams.

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • VP Global Human Resources
  • VP Legal and Company Counsel
  • Head of Corporate Finance

Interim staff at various levels were also engaged to enable them to conduct a seamless business while the recruitment of the key personal was identified plus assisting them to cope with peak workloads. We were also involved in the resettlement of key people who were relocating to the UK.

All of these activities was supported by a full assessment process.


Recruited key senior management team members who worked on a global basis.

Provided interim consultants to lead key elements of the European Headquarters.

Assisted with world-wide relocation

Facilitated at senior management team building sessions.

Designed and delivered psychometric profiling for specific functions across the organisation.

Coached senior management.

Interims managed recruitment, compensation & benefits, finance and procurement.

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