New appointments to Sonihull board

Sharon Rowlands and Suresh Kavan have joined Sonihull (ultrasonic anti-fouling systems) board as strategic advisors.

Sharon Rowlands is CEO of domain name registry and web development service and is on the boards of publicly-listed technology companies, including global business software company Pegasystems and the emergency communications provider Everbridge.

She has operated billion-dollar companies across financial services, media, and risk management, and driven a number of high-profile digital transformations.

Over the course of her career, Rowlands has transformed a number of media and technology companies, including Altegrity where she was CEO from 2011 to 2013, Penton Media, which she led from 2008 to 2011, and Thomson Financial where she served as President and CEO from 2005 to 2008.

Suresh Kavan has over 30 years’ experience in the B2B information and technology industry, holding a variety of positions in sales, marketing, research, technology, product development, business development, and general management.

He has served as CEO of DMG Information and DMG Events and as Chairman of RMS, a catastrophe risk modelling company, and as President of a $2.5bn division of Thomson Reuters.

Based in Coventry, Sonihull has developed technology that safely prevents marine algae, weeds and molluscs from colonising ocean-going vessels and structures like ships and wind farms. The technology removes the need for poisonous chemicals and microplastics in antifouling coatings and can reduce maintenance costs by up to 90%.

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