Subsea technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has today announced the appointment of Robin Bjorøy as its new Managing Director. Robin succeeds John Ramsden who leaves the position after six years in charge to return to Singapore following a transition period.

Robin joins Sonardyne with immediate effect and brings with him extensive operational and management experience gained over a 27 year international career with GecoPrakla, WesternGeco and Schlumberger. Robin has served in seismic field surveys, product development, survey design and management roles internationally including Middle East, Africa and Asia as well as in the UK. Robin worked in Houston as the global QHSE manager for the Well Completions and Productivity segment. He has been in regional management in, and Vice President for, Latin America, been Managing Director for a large vertically integrated manufacturing centre in Singapore and more recently, served as Vice President, responsible for a major corporate account. His most recent role was directing integration of two acquired companies.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Ralph Rayner, Sonardyne’s Non-Executive Chairman said, “Having worked at an operational and strategic level across multiple geographies, Robin comes to us with excellent business, financial and commercial acumen. His depth of knowledge, skills and experience will strengthen the Board and leadership team as we respond to current market challenges, organize the business for an upturn in our core markets and expand into new markets.

I take this opportunity to thank John Ramsden for his dedication to Sonardyne, and wish him all the best for his return to Singapore with his family.”

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