The fast-growing, leading global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, ChartCo, has today announced the appointment of Hans Gieskes as Chairman.
In addition to chairing a range of companies, including the successful AXIO Data Group, Mr Gieskes has been CEO and President of organisations such as Cision - global market leader of cloud-based software and services for PR professionals, and LexisNexis - global market leader for online information and services for legal and risk-management industries. Almost all of his career has been associated with digital technology businesses.
Martin Taylor, ChartCo's CEO, commented:
“As a business leader with a strong background in market-dominant information and software businesses and disruptive digital technology, we're excited about Hans joining our Board and helping us with our vision for ChartCo's future. His wealth of experience in consolidating technology companies makes Hans a key asset for us, particularly as we go through a phase of rapid growth.”
ChartCo has made two acquisitions this year, strategically-driven purchases which help pave the way for its ambitious plans. Already offering the most comprehensive and widely-used digital platform in the marine industry, the acquisitions represent key milestones in fulfilment of the market's desire for a single, fully-integrated digital platform linking ship and shore functions for improved decision making and performance efficiency.
Of his latest appointment, Mr Gieskes said:
“I am privileged to be part of something that will undoubtedly change how key processes are performed and managed within the shipping industry. The experienced ChartCo team have the leading platform and an ambitious plan to consolidate their position by spearheading much-needed change within a fragmented industry. I am looking forward to helping Martin and his team through an exciting period. ChartCo's recent acquisitions expand its integrated solution to include safety management and environmental processes and its customers are already seeing the benefits of this. Shipping - like every other industry - is constantly looking for performance improvements and ChartCo is at the forefront of this.”