Two new representatives from the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) global contractors have been appointed to IMCA’s Council. Harke Jan Meek is chief commercial officer at Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). Iain Grainger is VP Commercial for McDermott’s Europe & Africa Region and General Manager of the UK office, having recently relocated from Houston where he was VP of Corporate Strategy.
In this capacity Harke Jan is a member of the HMC Board and responsible for the commercial and technology departments.He joined HMC in 2012 in a commercial and business development role for SURF projects, and was appointed as Senior Vice President Commercial in October 2013. He was previously with SBM in Monaco and Jakarta in business development roles. His early career was with Shell in The Hague and Houston specializing in LNG projects. Harke Jan has an MSc in Offshore Technology from Delft University of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Iain Grainger has a 30 year career in senior positions with leading industry contractors, more recently with Subsea 7 as VP of corporate strategy and business development, overseeing a particularly strong period of growth. His early career was with Brown & Root and Rockwater. Iain has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (MIMarEST).