Chris Durhuus CEO, founder of Safe Solution in partnership with Morten Thaisen, project manager.
By virtue of his former work as founder and CEO of Safe Ocean Service, he has profound experience in having a lot on his plate. Some of Chris’s primary responsibilities were the national as well as the international sales strategy, meaning that he was in continuous contact with customers. He also negotiated contracts with the Executive Board of many major oil, gas and wind operating companies as well as drilling companies worldwide.
As co-founder of Safe Ocean Service, he has gained experience in a number of fields, including company development and strategy, global business strategy, project management and international negotiation strategy. In his then position, he further expanded his skills in cultural understanding, international communication, management, marketing strategy and market research.
Chris has a background as service engineer at Wärtsilä Diesel. He then graduated as a mechanical engineer and certified electrician, after which he primarily held positions in the marine and offshore industry with a particular focus on classification/SPS maintenance of offshore vessels, rigs and FPSOs.
Currently Chris is based in Denmark, but he has previously been working in various places around the world – North America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Chris is a very extrovert person with true commitment and he has a very positive and optimistic mindset. He turns obstacles into opportunities which is a great advantage in a demanding industry like this one.
As a leader, Chris is dedicated to the well-being of his employees and he is open to new ideas and initiatives. He believes that a flat management structure is very fruitful and that it motivates the team to speak freely and express their opinions – as this helps to create a committed, honest and dynamic working environment, which is the perfect breeding ground for a fast-growing company, such as Safe Ocean Service was.
Experience and competencies
- Business development
- Project Management
- International negotiation strategy
- Cultural understanding
- International communication
- Marketing Strategy
- Market Research
- Relationships and negotiations
- SPS’s maintenance of offshore vessels, rigging and FPSOs
Education and former employment:
- CEO and founder by Safe Ocean Service
- Ship Engineer