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Aker Solutions, Allelys and DFDS Announce New Executive Hires

Issue 4, 2024 of Breakbulk Magazine brings you the latest hires and promotions in Europe.

Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions is welcoming back former employee Guro Rausand as new executive vice president of safeguarding. Rausand will rejoin the energy services firm from her current role of heading up major projects for OneSubsea, a venture backed by Aker Solutions, SLB and Subsea7. Before joining OneSubsea in October 2023, the executive spent more than 15 years with Aker Solutions, leading subsea projects across the globe. In her new role, the EVP will oversee HSSE, legal, compliance, governance and project controls.

Aker Solutions is a member of the Breakbulk Global Shipper Network (BGSN), an extensive networking platform for executives operating at the top end of the project supply chain.



UK-based heavy hauler Allelys has stuck with a familiar face after promoting Richard Beardmore to chief commercial officer. Beardmore joined Allelys in May 2021, serving three years as the group’s senior commercial manager. Prior to that, he enjoyed various commercial and sales stints with Mammoet, deugro and ALE.

“When I joined the business, one of the main aspects that excited me was the potential for growth,” said Beardmore, who began his career in the British Army’s Corps of Royal Engineers. “Since then, the whole sales team has worked tirelessly to establish Allelys as the number one provider of heavy-lift and specialist transport within the UK.”

Copenhagen-headquartered DFDS has appointed Karen Dyrskjøt Boesen as the company’s new CFO, replacing Karina Deacon, who stepped down from the role in November 2023. Prior to DFDS, Boesen enjoyed executive stints at DONG Energy (now Ørsted), Maersk Oil, Total and, most recently, renewable energy producer Sonnedix.

In her new role, Boesen will focus on driving financial performance through process standardization and helping achieve DFDS’ financial goals set for 2026. Boesen said: “DFDS has embarked on a green transition and coming from a renewable energy producer, this is a journey I’m very passionate about and I look forward to putting my insights and experience to work.”

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