Greenland Oil Spill Response, a company established by the Greenland Government, based in Nuuk, has as of the 4th February 2019 appointed its new Managing Director.

 

In the summer of 2013 the Greenland Government decided to establish the company Greenland Oil Spill Response as a 100 percent government owned company. The objects of the company are to carry on activities relating to oil pollution preparedness, oil pollution response, environmental clean-up of oil pollution and any other related activity within the mineral resource area in Greenland.  

 

The long term goal is to develop the company as an active oil spill response company in accordance with international standard.

 

As new Managing Director the company has employed 32-year-old Klaus Kuch Jensen, former Acting Head of the License Department at the Minerals Licence and Safety Authority (Government of Greenland) in Nuuk. Klaus Kuch Jensen holds a Master’s degree in International Development Studies and has in his former job with the Minerals License and Safety Authority held a wide range of responsibilities relating to licensing, permitting, negotiation and compliance procedures. Before working for the Government of Greenland, Klaus Kuch Jensen worked as a consultant to other Mineral Resource Authorities, including those of Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Zambia.

 

The BOD has high expectations to the new MD and are fully confident that the tasks and challenges will be solved to the highest standards and that the new MD will be able to take Greenland Oil Spill Response to the next level both in Greenland and in the international market.

 

The Board of Directors are Mr. Steen O. Hansen, Mrs. Oddbjørg Greiner, and Mrs. Hanne Berthels,