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Martin Helweg, chief operating officer

Topaz Energy & Marine announces executive appointments

Topaz Energy and Marine has announced the appointments of Martin Helweg as chief operating officer, Hicham Hachkal as Human Resources Director, and Robert Desai as chief commercial officer.  

Helweg takes over the role of coo from Geoffrey Taylor who is retiring, boasting almost 20 years of experience in finance and leadership roles in the shipping and oil and gas industries, spanning across the Americas, Middle East and Asia.

Hachkal has been appointed as HR director, and brings 20 years of experience mainly in oil and gas companies related to HR strategy, talent development, personnel management, and supporting organizations through economic cycles. Hachkal replaces Ealbra Moradkhan who is leaving the company to pursue new challenges after 10 years at Topaz.

In his most recent position, he handled group HR for Seadrill.

René Kofod-Olsen, ceo, Topaz Energy and Marine said, “I am pleased to welcome this new talent to our executive leadership team. These appointments reflect our commitment to two core aspects of our business: operational efficiency and our people.

“With their help I look forward to continuing to build on our healthy business profile, strengthen relationships with key customers, partners and business groups while maintaining our position as a market leader in OSV.”

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