Fugro has announced that Mark Heine is to be the new CEO and chairman of the board of management, after the resignation of Øystein Løseth due to personal reasons.
Løseth will step down as CEO and chairman of the board of management next month and act as an advisor until the end of 2018. He has been a member of the board since January 2018 and CEO since 26 April 2018.
Løseth’s successor Heine started his career at Fugro in 2000 as geodesist on onshore and offshore survey projects and has held several management roles in the survey division. In 2012 he became regional director Europe-Africa for the survey division and in 2013 he became director of the survey division and subsequently was apointed as a member of the board of management in April 2015. When Fugro’s organisation structure changed, he became responsible for the marine division.
Fugro supervisory board chairman Harrie Noy said: “We regret that Øystein Løseth has resigned already relatively soon after joining Fugro, but we respect his decision. On behalf of the supervisory board, I want to thank him for his dedication to Fugro and wish him all the best for the future.
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of his successor. Mark Heine is an experienced Fugro manager, who has a deep understanding of our business and customers. In recent years Mark has proven to possess the leadership skills to bring Fugro to the next phase.”
Løseth said: “I regret that I leave Fugro already so soon due to personal reasons. I got to learn Fugro as a wonderful company and wish Mark, the rest of the board and all employees lots of success for the future.”
Heine said of his new appointment: “It is an honour for me to be appointed as CEO and Chairman of the board of management. Fugro is a great company with talented people and leading positions in our key markets. I believe we are well placed to meet the challenges of the future. I am looking forward to further build our company together with my colleagues in the board and our employees all over the world.”
Heine holds a MSc in geodetic engineering from Delft University of Technology.