Roti appointed MD of Senergy in Norway
SENERGy, the Aberdeen-based energy services company, kicks off a series of high-profile appointments by naming
Øystein Roti as managing director of its Norwegian arm.
Roti – who founded Norwegian firms 4Sea Energy and orocom – is a former vicepresident of Dong Energy, and, in his new role, will work with clients including Centrica, GDF Suez, Statoil and Talisman. Senergy chief executive
James McCallum said: “The significant rate of growth in Norway is largely attributed to our niche and specialist oil and gas services. It is also in line with Senergy’s ambitious target for future global growth, as we focus on increasing our turnover from £80m to £300m over the next five years.” Also on the move is
Doug Baikie, who HSBC has appointed as head of corporate banking for Scotland.
Baikie – who transfers from his current role as global relationship manager – will replace Irene Grant, who is moving within the bank to the position of senior vicepresident corporate banking in California.
Grant, who established the Scottish corporate banking team in 2004, will leave in September to manage corporate banking teams in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In other changes to the corporate banking division, Tim Lowry joins as senior manager, trade and supply chain, based within HSBC’s Glasgow commercial centre.
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (Swip) is also making an internal promotion, with Andrew November stepping up to become director of equities.
November was Swip’s joint chief investment officer for six years before overseeing the creation of the firm’s investment solutions team.
Perhaps some of these senior appointments will be on the radar of Paul Pinson, who is setting up a third Scottish branch of Vistage, the international chief executives’ membership organisation.
Pinson – who was previously chief executive of international theatre company Boilerhouse and who runs Brightspace, a consultancy firm – says: “I would liken being a Vistage member to having a team of 12 non-executive directors in the room – helping you to eliminate any blind spots.”
New faces arrive at
IT’S a tale of two “Baillies” this week with law firm Biggart Baillie appointing a new head of dispute management and Edinburgh-based investment management group Baillie Gifford hiring a new regional sales manager.
Brent Haywood, who has been a partner with Biggart Baillie for eight years, says: “our clients seek sophisticated
Øystein Roti: Founded 4Sea Energy and Orocom