Aker Solutions Brazil Appoints New Subsea President

Egil Boyum has been appointed president of Aker Solutions' subsea business in Brazil. Boyum, a Norwegian citizen, has been employed by Aker Solutions since 1984 and has held a range of management roles during this time.

"We have doubled the business since 2008 and need to strengthen our management capabilities to facilitate the continued growth. Hence we have recently recruited several new managers in Brazil and most recently, Egil Boyum, who is one of our most experienced managers," said Mads Andersen, executive vice president of Aker Solutions' subsea business area.

Boyum is an industry veteran and has held a wide range of roles from technical positions in his early career to being global head of operations, heading up global aftermarket and SVP of subsea systems. Boyum's current role of SVP involves heading up the win and client relationship function of major subsea products in Aker Solutions.

Boyum will replace Marcelo Taulois who has been leading Aker Solutions' Brazilian business since 2001. Taulois has developed new market opportunities through the three Brazilian hubs in Curitiba, Rio das Ostras and Rio de Janeiro and has also been a key player in the successful implementation of Aker Solutions' global policies and strategies within these regions. Aker Solutions will now look for other opportunities for Taulois within the company.