Stephan Aumann has been appointed by ASYAD, previously known as the Oman Global Logistic Group, as the new chief executive of the Oman Drydock Company (ODC) in Duqm. Aumann replaces former CEO, Jin Han Lee, who advised the ASYAD Board at the end of 2016 that he would be stepping down.
A 50-year-old German, Aumann brings 20 years of senior management experience, especially in the ship repair and conversion and oil and gas business sectors, with him to ODC. Previous assignments have included spells with Curacao Drydock Company, Blohm & Voss Shipyards, Topaz Engineering, Damen Ship Repair and the family owned Theodor Buschmann Shipyard. Aumann is a past member of the executive board of the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM), the biggest European maritime association.
Throughout his career Aumann has been able to identify new market opportunities, recruit effective management teams, motivate existing employees and restructure an organisation, where necessary, to significantly improve company performance, profitability and shareholder value. These are qualities that ASYAD hopes will help ODC build on its achievements to date.