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DKP Partner Stanton Chase announces the placement of Stephan Aumann as the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Drydock Company

Stanton Chase, one of the Top 10 Global Leadership Firms, worked closely over a strategic assignment with Oman Drydock Company to identify, assess and hire a Chief Executive Officer. After an extensive Global Search and careful consideration of numerous potential candidates, on April 16th, 2017, Stephan Aumann was confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Oman Drydock Company.


With Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Mr. Aumann possesses 20 years of outstanding senior management experience across the international maritime industry, with in depth knowledge of the ship repair and ship building industry. Prior to joining Oman Drydock Company, Mr. Aumann was the Managing Director of Theodor Buschmann Shipyard in Germany. In his capacity as the MD, he not only drove and maintained the growth and profitability of the business, but also pioneered a turnaround project, significantly improving company performance, profitability and shareholder value. A motivational and inspirational leader, he is committed to providing outstanding service quality that exceeds client and stakeholder expectations for the Oman Drydock Company.

Mr. Aumann said, “It was a great pleasure to work with Gregory Nazaryan from Stanton Chase during this career transition. Greg approached me for this amazing opportunity to take the next step in my career. During the entire process I was well guided and received useful professional support. The role as CEO at Oman Drydock Company is a great match for me and my professional aspirations. I am excited about the opportunity to lead Oman Drydock Company into the next phase of becoming the best ship repair and conversion shipyard, not only in the Middle East but globally.”

Oman Drydock Company welcomes Mr. Aumann as he brings a wealth of experience and compliments the Company’s vision of recruiting the best talent in the region.

“Stanton Chase is proud to have worked with Oman Drydock Company on this key leadership role. This experience has proven to us once again, that our leadership fit-for-purpose model is a key part of our continued success in the Middle East, and all over the world,” said Wassim Karkabi, Managing Partner of Stanton Chase in the Middle East. “Over the past years we have placed a number of Group CEO’s and find that our ability to understand the dynamics of Businesses in the Middle East, and apply our Leadership Model to our diligent execution process has proven to us that sustainable business growth comes through the right leadership” he concluded.
About Oman Drydock Company
Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is one of the biggest and most modern ship repair yards in the Middle East. Located in Duqm, in the Al Wusta region of Oman, Oman Drydock Company is strategically located in close proximity to the busy regional trade routes traversing Oman’s coast. ODC’s strategic location, climate, world-class yard facilities and integrated services provide its customers with great advantage and merit. For more information visit the website.

About Stanton Chase
Stanton Chase is ranked within the Top 10 Leadership firms globally and specializes in Leadership Advisory, Assessment, Search, Development and Transition. With proven expertise in key sectors of the global economy, it has 9 specialist practice groups that operate as international teams. Stanton Chase is owned by its partners who take individual responsibility to deliver outstanding quality for each assignment. Stanton Chase is a member of the Association of Retained Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. For more information about Stanton Chase visit the website.

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