Welcoming our new managing director

18 Mar 2021 | Sea Ranger Service

The Sea Ranger Service has welcomed an experienced maritime industry professional to lead the Dutch activities of the company in conservation, surveying and research in the North Sea. Christel Pullens, former Dockwise manager and WISTA board member join the company as its new Managing Director as of March 1, 2021.

The move will enable the founder of the Sea Ranger Service, Wietse van der Werf, to focus on scaling the organisation’s impactful model internationally in his new role as CEO. Former General Manager, Effie Baert, will co-lead the company’s international expansion as Chief Development Officer (CDO).

With nearly 25 years of technical and commercial experience in shipbuilding and offshore, including as Senior Sales Manager Projects at Dockwise (now Boskalis), Head of Sales and Marketing at Damen Shiprepair and Conversion and Global Sales and Marketing Director at Alewijnse, Christel Pullens is now joining the Sea Ranger Service’s mission to accelerate sustainability in the maritime sector.

Christel Pullens: “For me, working for the Sea Ranger Service means making an impact through sustainable disruptive innovation. The company has set clear goals for the next 20 years: coaching and training 20,000 young people in port cities with a high youth unemployment rate towards a maritime career and the recovery of 1 million hectares of ocean biodiversity. This is a mission that I fully support.”

“I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to contribute to the realization of the ambitious goals of the Sea Ranger Service. In my role as Managing Director, in addition to building new ships, supporting the team and further professionalizing the Sea Ranger Service, I will focus on building relationships with customers, strategic partners, the portfolio and the order book. I am really looking forward to working with the enthusiastic team of the Sea Ranger Service!”