Head of Marine HR
Simon Frank is Vice President and Head of Global Marine HR in TORM A/S. Beginning his maritime career with the Royal Danish Navy; he has seen and experienced marine operations first hand in myriad settings, all over the globe. Later, he joined Rohde Nielsen in Denmark as crew manager before serving at EMS Shipmanagement and then, as Head of Maritime Personnel at Lauritzen Kosan. Simon's crew management experience includes working with a large range of nationalities, different ship types, and in implementation of crew management systems.
Simon's employer is equally experienced, with a history of operating commercial tonnage for more than 125 years, dating back to 1889. Because TORM is a pure play product tanker company and one of the world's largest carriers of refined oil products, manning issues might seem to be less complicated than a firm which dabbles in more than one sector. That's not necessarily true. At TORM, navigating the tricky world of marine human resources boils down to leadership. In this edition, Simon Frank gives us a unique, inside look at the human resources strategy at one of the world's largest tanker owners.