DNV names regional head

05 May 2010
Antony DSouza, regional manager for Middle East & Indian Subcontinent

Antony DSouza, regional manager for Middle East & Indian Subcontinent

DNV has appointed Antony DSouza as its regional manager for Middle East & Indian Subcontinent

DNV has recently restructured its organisation to provide a stronger focus on its customers and the market. Antony DSouza will lead the strategic direction for DNV’s efforts in the expanded region Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, ensuring alignment of DNV’s vision of making it the preferred partner for its customers in the new region.

The main emphasis of the new DNV organisation is to further decentralize its operation, bringing senior management closer to its customers and offer wide range of value adding services to the maritime and energy sectors using its competent resources available across the world.

“This is one of the most important regions in which DNV operates,” says DSouza. “I look forward to the challenge of leading DNV’s operations and will seek to strengthen the valuable relationships we have with our existing clients as well as to establish new ones to help our clients meet their current and future challenges.”

According to DSouza the changing market conditions have led to an increasing complex risk environment for both DNV and its customers. “The need to manage technical, societal and business risks is more urgent than ever…at the same time it’s critical that companies maintain a focus on growth while strengthening current business by optimizing their operations without compromising life, property or environment.”

With the strong demand for risk management services in the Mideast’s energy, maritime and industrial sectors, business is going well for DNV. “Our results show continual growth over the past few years, but we will not rest on our laurels. We will continue our focus on customer relations, quality and the ability to provide innovative services to help our customers and position DNV for the future,” adds DSouza.

DSouza will work from DNV’s Regional Office in Dubai, where DNV already has a comprehensive maritime and offshore approval support and service centre and substantial maritime and energy operations, “We will focus on providing value-added services to our customers in the energy and maritime industries in Middle East and Indian Subcontinent using DNV’s competent professionals and network of offices throughout the region.”

Although the Middle East has not escaped the global downturn, DSouza said it is better equipped than many regions to steer the most effective course towards renewed growth.

“Strong opportunities remain in several areas relevant to DNV business, including the energy and shipping sectors and I am confident the Mideast governments have the plans and resources in place to sustain growth,” said DSouza.

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