Faststream appoints Martin Bennell as Managing Director, as it expands operations in US and Europe


martinbennell_highres_colourSpecialist maritime recruiter Faststream has appointed Martin Bennell as Managing Director.

Mr Bennell joined Faststream three years ago and will step up from Maritime Director to take full responsibility of Faststream’s US and EMEA businesses.

Mark Charman, Founder and Group CEO of Faststream Group, said: “The Board are delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Bennell as Managing Director of Faststream’s US and European businesses. The Board concluded that Martin’s leadership and considerable experience in specialist recruitment and high growth businesses, along with his strong track record of success as Maritime Director, made the decision an easy one to make. Martin has demonstrated throughout his career the ability to work successfully in different environments, designing and leading strategies which resulted in impressive value creation. I very much look forward to working with him to create the next chapter of Faststream’s story of success.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Bennell, said “Faststream is arguably the biggest name in Maritime recruitment globally and my aim is to cement this position whilst driving expansion across our US and European recruitment operations. I am very pleased to have been chosen to lead the company in this next exciting phase of its journey and I look forward to working with the Faststream team, our customers and our candidates in the years to come.”

Mr Bennell is a seasoned recruitment professional having spent over 16 years in the sector including experience in leading high growth oil & gas and maritime recruitment operations. He is a Fellow of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and a regular participant in Maritime industry events.

Founded in 1999 and with sales of £26m, the Faststream Recruitment Group has grown to become the global market leader in maritime recruitment with businesses in Southampton (UK), Houston (US) and Singapore.