Chris Durhu­us CEO, founder of Safe Solu­tion in part­ner­ship with Morten Thaisen, project man­ag­er.

Chris Durhuus

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.

Chris Durhuus

Experience and competencies

  • Busi­ness devel­op­ment
  • Strat­e­gy
  • Project Man­age­ment
  • Inter­na­tion­al nego­ti­a­tion strat­e­gy
  • Cul­tur­al under­stand­ing
  • Inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion
  • Man­age­ment
  • 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
    • Engi­neer
    • Elec­tri­cian
    • Ship Engi­neer