Leon A. Harland (“Leon”) was appointed as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 16 May 2016. Leon is responsible for driving Bumi Armada’s short and long term growth plans, charting the strategic direction of the Company, leading the drive to operational excellence, allocating capital as well as forming strategic partnerships with clients and stakeholders.
Leon brings with him more than 20 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas sector, especially in FPSO and FLNG segments with proven track record at SBM Offshore and Heerema Marine Contractors. Prior to joining Bumi Armada, Leon was the Executive Vice-President, Commercial & Technology at Heerema Marine Contractors where he served as the Executive Vice-President, Commercial & Technology. He was also a member of the Board of Management, with joint responsibility of building the Company’s performance, and he was directly responsible for all commercial, contracting, engineering and innovation initiatives.
Before Heerema, he worked at SBM Offshore, the largest FPSO operator in the world where he held various positions in engineering, project management and business development. In 2004, he was tasked to start up and build their Floating-LNG business.
Leon, aged 46 holds a Master of Science Degree – Civil (Offshore) Engineering from Delft University of Technology in Netherlands.