ASRY appoints new Chief Executive

ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has appointed Nils Kristian Berge, the current Commercial General Manager, as Acting Chief Executive, to succeed Chris Potter, who leaves the company in October 2013. The ASRY Board of Directors confirmed the transition has been planned for several months in order to ensure a smooth and seamless transfer of responsibilities.

Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASRY commented, “With new expansions and diversifications now completed and integrated at the yard under Mr Potter’s valued guidance, ASRY is now positioned for a new phase of progress, which Mr Berge is ideally suited to spearhead. With over 25 years of international maritime experience and detailed insight into the workings of ASRY over his time as Commercial General Manager, our ambitious plans for the yard will be in capable hands.”

Mr Berge said, “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to continue Chris’s excellent work positioning ASRY as one of the region’s leading marine repair facility. I intend to streamline the yard’s efficiency, lead it to greater stakeholder value, and consolidate its reputation so that it remains a source of pride for the Kingdom of Bahrain and Arabian Gulf”

Outgoing Chief Executive Chris Potter commented, “I will leave with many fond memories of the numerous people whom I have had the pleasure of working with. I am privileged to have overseen the huge transformation the Company has undergone in recent years and I leave in the knowledge that ASRY has a very secure future ahead.”

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