Rasmus Folsø took up the position as CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S 1’st of December 2011. Prior to this Rasmus was a member of the Board of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, from 2009 to December 2011. DESMI Ocean Guard A/S markets type approved UV-based ballast water treatment systems that are optimized to meet the strict IMO and USCG requirements everywhere in the world, while at the same time matching the shipowner requirements. Before joining DESMI Ocean Guard Rasmus worked with innovation in Maersk Maritime Technology where he was Head of Strategic R&D. It was in this position Rasmus first started working with ballast water treatment issues seen from the point of view of a shipowner, and in 2009 a joint research project resulted in the establishment of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S. Prior to joining Maersk, Rasmus held various positions at the Italian classification society RINA, where he over a period of 9 years worked with advanced sea-keeping analyses, fatigue damage assessments and rule development in IACS (International Association of Classification Societies). Rasmus holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in naval architecture from the Technical University of Denmark.