Specialist energy talent acquisition group Petroplan has appointed Daniel Torpy as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific (APAC) to initiate their new strategy to expand into the APAC region.
Dan will be responsible for building out the regional infrastructure, developing key strategic accounts in the Asia-Pacific region, and driving business expansion in the primary locations of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
The move signals a major initiative for Petroplan. The expansion will be driven from its regional headquarters in Singapore, where Dan’s team will be based.
The Group will initially focus on the marketplace in Malaysia, and quickly develop opportunities in other regional markets, in particular the significant number of renewable projects as well as traditional oil & gas markets. The renewable sector offers a wealth of opportunity, with an expected record annual growth rate of 22% in Indonesia over the next five years.
Dan said: “Having spent many years working with high-profile clients in the Asia-Pacific region, I am thrilled to be on board with Petroplan as the company continues its global expansion.
“With a new regional hub in Singapore, we will start an exciting new era as we accelerate our rate of growth, building on Petroplan’s core competencies with a focus on diversifying from oil & gas into renewables. I look forward to using my experience of leading businesses and building teams to drive that growth and deliver high value-added services to our clients.”
Once established across the APAC region, Petroplan will expand its operations into Australia within 12 months. This will enable the Group to take advantage of current high levels of investment in the country’s renewable energy sector.
Christopher Honeyman Brown, CEO of Petroplan, added: “With Dan at the helm, I have every confidence we will rapidly build a first-class team and begin to attract all those companies who are looking for creative and nimble services to meet their manpower and talent solutions as they invest in the region.
“This move demonstrates our determination to deliver our strategic plans to expand our global market reach and we look forward to exploring the host of significant longer-term opportunities in the region.”
Across the globe, Petroplan's specialist expertise, delivering high- quality candidates to clients for over 46 years in the energy sector extends to North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.