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Ian Douglas

Chief Executive Officer at Global Marine Group


Ian has been CEO of Global Marine since 2011. Ian lived and worked in Asia from 2002 before returning to the UK in 2016. He was the founding CEO of Huawei Marine Networks, a Joint Venture with Huawei Technologies based in Tianjin and before this led the growth and diversification of S.B. Submarine Systems – the leading installer of subsea cables in the Asia Pacific region

Ian is a Chartered Engineer having graduated in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA from Henley. He is one of only a handful of business people to receive The Friendship Award – the highest honour awarded by the Chinese Government for contributions to China.

He enjoys a wide variety of sports and played competitive rugby in Asia until 2016 where he also co-founded the SCC Rugby Academy, providing quality rugby coaching for more than 300 children in Singapore. Ian has been married to Hayley for 20 years and they have two sons, Morgan 15 and Finlay 11. The family purchased an old house in Hampshire for their return to UK and this will be a time consuming project for the next few years.

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