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Ince Consultancy Middle East hires joint Managing Director

News / 16-11-2020 / Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 16 November 2020 – The Ince Group’s newly established Middle East consulting practice, Ince Consultancy Middle East, is pleased to announce the arrival of Duncan Sawyer to the role of joint Managing Director. He will join Managing Director, Knut Mathiassen, as the co-lead for the consulting business based in Abu Dhabi.

Duncan is an experienced consultant with an impressive track record across the maritime and corporate finance industry.  He has considerable experience advising on finance raising and financial restructurings across the maritime sector.  Prior to joining Ince Consulting’s specialist global maritime financing business, he was Chief Financial Officer of AISSOT, a global ship owner operator and Oil Trading company based in Dubai. Prior to that role he held several CFO and senior finance positions at large shipping owner operators.

Commenting on Duncan’s appointment, Mark Tantam, Global Head of Consulting at The Ince Group said:

 “I am delighted to welcome someone of Duncan’s caliber and experience to jointly lead Ince’s latest consulting arm based in the Middle East. His experience, along with our growing capability and service offering in the region, will enable our clients to receive an ever greater level of service.”

Duncan specialises in sourcing maritime vessel finance across the range of transaction types.  His practical financing and financial restructuring experience gained working in industry will further bolster the team's service offering in corporate restructurings, transactions and enhance the financial advisory services that Ince Consultancy Middle East offers to companies in the maritime industry.

Duncan Sawyer, joint Managing Director of Ince Consultancy Middle East commented:

”I very much look forward to working closely with Knut and providing clients with the ability to source and access capital for their vessels, and providing practical specialist maritime finance sector knowledge and experience.  The new office in the region allows us to capitalise on the many opportunities for our clients, as well as giving them greater access to the services we can provide, helping them with the financial needs of their business globally.”

The launch of Ince Consultancy Middle East in September, based in Abu Dhabi and fully regulated by ADGM FRSA, is part of Ince’s Consulting arm, which offers independent consulting and financial advisory services to the Maritime and Aviation sectors amongst others. The new office builds upon Ince’s global professional services network, offering clients across the world an end-to-end transaction and advisory capability for all their maritime financial needs.

It will tap into the wider Ince network and leverage the Ince Group’s experience across other key markets such as the UK, Europe and Asia and will provide clients across the globe access to experts who can support them with a wider range of services.

Duncan Sawyer

Duncan Sawyer Managing Director

Mark Tantam

Mark Tantam Global Head of Consulting, Managing Partner, UK

Knut Mathiassen

Knut Mathiassen Managing Director