>>Founding Team

Martijn Schouten

Executive Director (CEO)

  • Born on a ship, raised in the maritime industry and for 15 years working in the offshore industry;
  • Holds a BSc in accountancy and MBA from INSEAD;
  • Joined Royal IHC in 2006 and fulfilled managerial cross border roles in production of vessels, M&A, Mining, Dredging and Offshore. Before he started developing TIGEO he was a group CEO of a subsea contractor.
  • Initiated the SWORD project and the geotech build own operate business model.

Martin Hammann

Chief Geotechnical Engineer

  • 27 years in Offshore Geotechnical industry.
  • Holds a MSc in Civil from INPG and an E-MBA from IE Business School.
  • Experienced Geotechnical Consultant & Engineer.
  • Co-founder & Director of Cathie Associates.

Syed Fairuz

Business Development Director

  • 27 years in Offshore Geotechnical industry.
  • Holds a BSc in Civil Engineering (Texas-El Paso).
  • Experienced BD Executive & Geotechnical Engineer.
  • Formerly at Sapura, Bluestone (c0-founder), Fugro, Benthic.

>>Senior Operational Team

  • 19 years in offshore industry
  • BSc Geology and Applied Geology
  • TIG, Client rep for Eni, Anadarko, RPS, etc., Gardline, Fugro, Geotechnics Ltd.

Gordon McKeown

Offshore Manager

  • 22 years in offshore industry
  • BEng Electrical engineering
  • Modus, Deepocean, Nautilus, De Beers, Troms Offshore, Namibian Mierals Corp

Mike Frazer

Offshore Manager

  • 12 years CPT and subsea drilling experience
  • Experienced in subsea, marine and land drilling, CPTs and in-situ testing
  • Gardline, Lankelma, Canyon, G-Tec

Joe McGhee