New President for IMCAOrganisations and Associations // December 18, 2006
It is a time of change at the International Maritime Contractors Association (IMCA) with biennial board changes seeing Knut Boe of Technip, becoming the first Norwegian President of the Council of the association that represents the interests of more than 350 offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies in well over 40 countries.
Knut Boe (48) is Senior Executive Vice President Marine Operations & Technical Resources in Technip’s Offshore Branch – a role he took up in 2001. Within the IMCA structure Mr Boe also becomes Chairman of IMCA’s Overall Management Committee (OMC).
“We are delighted to welcome Knut as our President and OMC Chairman for the next two years, a period that will be a challenging and exciting time for our industry and for IMCA,” said Hugh Williams, IMCA’s chief executive. “He has been on our Council for three years; and has served as Vice President of IMCA’s OMC for the past two years.
Johan Rasmussen, Corporate VP General Counsel at Acergy, now takes over the role of IMCA Vice President.
Mr Boe is looking forward to his two years in the chair: “I am anticipating encouraging the evolution and influence of IMCA as membership increases and the international work of members spreads both into new countries and with new technologies. Under the careful leadership of my predecessor the Association is in a very healthy position but there is still a lot to do to improve the results in marine operations worldwide”.
“In welcoming Knut, I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of our retiring President and Chairman, Frits Janmaat of the Allseas Group,” said Williams. “His has certainly been a time of change at IMCA. In the past two years we have seen membership grow by well over a hundred, with a significant rise in the number of countries represented by the membership too. Internally we have seen growth with an additional three members of staff joining us to ensure we can deliver the challenging work programmes drawn up to meet the needs of the ever-growing association. Our team has found him most stimulating to work with and we thank him for his encouragement, invaluable contributions and dedication on so many fronts.”
Knut Boe studied mechanical engineering at the Norwegian Technical College in Trondheim before attending a post graduate programme at Von Karman Institute in Brussels. He began his career as a project engineer for Norwegian Contractors before moving on to Maritime Seanor and serving as their Managing Director from 1988. He joined ABB Offshore Technology as Executive Vice President in 1996 and in 1998 took over as Managing Director for the Norwegian unit of Technip Offshore, formerly Coflexip Stena Offshore. He became Senior Executive Vice President Marine Operations & Technical Resources in Technip’s Offshore Branch in 2001.