Leading Global ship management company V.Group has bolstered its board with the appointment of John Deahl as a non-executive director.

Deahl brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in successful digital transformation, data engineering, and analytics. He is currently the Head of Product Management of the Airline Data Platform at Amadeus, where he has led the platform design, from concept through development to commercial success. Prior to Amadeus, Deahl was Vice President of Data for Prologis, a global leader in logistics real estate.

Commenting on the appointment, Graham Westgarth, Chairman of V.Group, said: “We welcome John to our Board. His global experience in defining and delivering data management strategies and executing successful digital business models that deliver direct value to customers will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen and grow V.Group.”

Deahl has over twenty five years’ experience turning data into business insights and has acted as a digital transformation consultant to a range of international, blue-chip clients across multiple industry sectors.

Commenting on his appointment, John Deahl said: “I am honoured to be joining V.Group at such an exciting time and at such a pivotal point in their digital trajectory. I look forward to contributing my experience and knowledge to the benefit of the Group and its customers.”

V.Group has a global presence with over 60 offices in locations accross the world and access to an international network of over 44,000 seafarers across all sectors.