A master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. He advises on a wide range of maritime issues including the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies, the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability, near or real time situational awareness (especially that derived from space based assets and applications), human factors, and training and education in the maritime sector. more
Cardinal Point Marine
Mike Powell has over 35 years of experience as a Mariner. He is a former ship Master and solicitor, with experience in senior roles in commercial operations, technical operations and marine assurance for BP, Glencore and Maersk Tankers. At Union Maritime he focuses on organisation, processes and systems supporting Operations. more
Anwar Siddiqui, moved to the MEA region from Silicon valley for his current role as the Advisor to the CEO of Bahri – The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia heading corporate performance. At Bahri, he is leading a team for Bigdata and Advanced Analytics to improve Shipping Performance across global trade and he is passionately working with many players within the Maritime Industry to create a rich ecosystem which could potentially transform the Maritime industry itself. more
Environmental Project Manager
Knutsen OAS Shipping AS
Knut Rasmussen took his Master’s Degree at the University in Trondheim. IN 1984 he joined Christian Haaland AS in Norway, which operated LPG carriers and oil tankers. After two years in Singapore with Singa Ship Management, he was employed by Knutsen OAS Shipping in 2001 as technical operation manager. The company as 12 LNG tankers and a large fleet of oil shuttle tankers. Mr Rasmussen has lately held various other positions with the company, now manager for energy management. more
Senior Director, Fleet Support Center
Starting off as ship mechanic in 1993, the then Master Mariner and Chief Engineer entered the marine operations environment ashore in 2002 after some years a sea. From 2006 heading marine operation units for North Europe, later for Europe, where he continued four years before joining Future Ship at Germanischer Lloyd in 2010 as Principal Consultant and Head of Operation Practice. Here he developed consultancy services in the maritime industry for vessels in operation including operational profiling, workshops, tool development and implementation to a profitable business unit.
Returning to Hapag-Lloyd, in 2013 he was tasked to establish the Fleet Support Center as project to grow to central unit, which he heads since. His professional background in Naval Engineering, Nautic, Marine Operations and Central Planning in connection with experience in business consultancy, is enabler to establish and manage the high performing team in FSC facing the pressing challenges in our industry. more
Colombia Shipmanagement Ltd
Mark O’Neil is the President of Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd (CSM) and future CEO of the intended merger between CSM and Marlow Navigation subject to regulatory approvals being obtained. A lawyer by profession, Mark headed up international law firm Reed Smith LLP’s German Shipping Team, and also co-lead the firm’s Offshore Department. Mark has been a senior Partner in Reed Smith LLP and (before that) Stephenson Harwood LLP for over 17 years.
With over 25 years experience in shipping and offshore, Mark has hosted and/or chaired numerous seminars and conferences internationally. more
Capt. Jan Wilhelmsson
Vice-President, Commercial Shipping
A former seagoing officer and senior executive with 20 years industry experience, Jan is now driving the development of new products for commercial operators at ENIRAM. Although he has sailed a variety of vessels and holds a Master ticket, Jan spent most of his career commercially operating large trade lanes, and has particular interest in advanced commercial optimization. more
Maritime Security Manager
Prior to pursuing a career in maritime security, Phil was an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, attaining the rank of Major after 31 years military service. His military career included littoral operations on a global scale, warfighting and specialization in cold weather warfare. Since leaving in 2010, Phil has managed offshore security in the Indian Ocean High Risk Area in support of seismic operations, which included 2 Somali pirate attacks at sea. He went on to establish and coordinate anti-piracy transit operations for a respected PMSC based in Dubai. Phil has a thorough understanding of port operations, personnel training requirements, compliance and management systems.
Phil joined BIMCO in 2015 and his primary role is to assist members with all aspects of maritime security; including piracy, drug smuggling, stowaways, mixed mass migration and cyber security.
Currently based in Denmark near BIMCO House, Phil maintains his hobby as a cyclist and is always happy to take any queries members may have on any relevant maritime issue. more
Dr Anne-Marie Warris
Dr Anne-Marie Warris has over 25 years’ experience in sustainable matters and is a leading expert in climate change and environmental issues. She was voted as ‘Outstanding contributor to ship efficiency’ by the industry for the Ship Efficiency Award 2014 and on to the top ten on the inaugural Environmentalist power list by readers of The Environmentalist in July 2014. The power list reveals those who are believed to be the most influential in helping organisations to better their environmental impact or who have had an influence on raising environment issues up the business and policy agendas. Anne-Marie was awarded Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association UK (WISTA UK) Personality of Year for 2013. She gave the Royal Academy of Engineering invited lecture on ‘A low carbon world – is it realistic?’ in April 2010. She was one of the drivers behind the ‘Sustainable Shipping Initiative’. Anne-Marie attends IMO MEPC as part of the ISO delegation. She holds a number of key external voluntary roles, all of them elected appointments – chair of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) sub-committee responsible for environmental management systems. In early 2014 she became chair of the project committee funded by Innovate UK to look at the proof of concept for a technology package related to marine wave energy ‘CCell’ www.ccell.co.uk more
Lecturer in Energy and Transport
Tristan Smith is a lecturer at UCL Energy Institute where he leads a 15-strong shipping research group. He has an academic and practitioner background as a naval architect. He was coordinator of the project “Low Carbon Shipping” and is currently leading research activity in the project “Shipping in Changing Climates”.
He led the IMO 3rd GHG Study, a “big data” inventory of global shipping’s energy demand and emissions, is lead author of ISO 19030 on the application of data to understanding hull and propeller performance, and contributes to the IMO, EU and UK policy discussions on the use of data in MRV and GHG policy measures. more
After six years in the British Army with the Royal Hussars (PWO), I spent two years working on the docks of Hartlepool and Bristol starting off as a tally clerk. I then spent 22 years evenly spread between blue chip companies, Gearbulk, GAC and Wilh Wilhelmsen where I was invited to join the board of Wilhelmsen Lines Car Carries in Southampton.
I observed the growing global threat of maritime crime and the increasing pressure Company Security Officers work under.
I realised I could do something to help CSOs and found great support from the CSO community, so we assembled a team, backed our instincts, which resulted in the delivery of CSO Alliance. more
Dr Rose Norman
Rose Norman completed a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Leeds University and MSc and PhD degrees from Bradford University. She worked for SR Drives Ltd prior to joining Newcastle University and has research interests in ship monitoring and data analysis, marine robotic systems and control as well as hybrid propulsion. more
Founding President and CEO
World Ocean Council
Paul is the World Ocean Council CEO, bringing together ocean industries in a global ocean business alliance for leadership and collaboration on sustainable development, science and stewardship – “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. He held senior positions with the UN and international organizations, working with industry, communities, foundations and governments in 30+ countries. more
Minerva Marine Inc.
Eftihia is the IT Manager of Minerva Marine Inc. and has been with the company for 17 years. Her expertise lies in information systems, design of IT strategies and leading IT transformational projects. Previously she worked at E&Y, Intrasoft and the European Union, showing an intense interest in research & development, with active participation in European projects. She has a Bachelor in Computer Science from the Economic University of Athens and a Masters in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburg. more