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Roger Holt

PROFILE

  * Results oriented leader with a clear record of performance in the development of an international shipowners association and in new business development and growth oriented asset management;
  * Strong international connections with regulatory and rule making bodies in the maritime sector with particular regard to the IMO and the International Association of Classification Societies;
  * Extensive commercial shipping experience in the operation of LPG Carriers, Product, Parcel & Crude Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Combos, Refrigerated and Container vessels and managing the interests of Charterers in the deep sea movement of bulk cargoes, reefer cargoes and containers;

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INTERCARGO (International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners) 1999 - 2009

  * Consultant Director under one year contract from October 2008 to October 2009, to provide advice to the Chairman, Management Committee and Secretariat.
  * From June 1999 to October 2008, Secretary General of the Association reported directly to the Chairman and Management Committee on all dry bulk carrier matters including safety and environmental issues;
  * Direct involvement with regulatory and rule making development (NGO status) at the International Maritime Organisation and with the International Association of Classification Societies;
  * Provided the necessary expertise to rejuvenate and transform the Association into a thriving and debt free organisation and enhance its standing as the voice for dry bulk carrier owners internationally on quality, safety and environmental issues.

HOLT MARITIME LTD 1997 – Present
  * Established own company to act as a maritime consultant in commercial and ship operating matters;
  * Retained by Arthur D. Little to assist with the reorganisation of MISC in Kuala Lumpur and subsequently retained to act for MISC on specific business;
  * Provided the Shipmanagement expertise to complete the financing of a major LNG project in Spain.

Between 1971-97

1989-97: Managing Director of 3 UK companies – Arbross UK Ltd, OMI UK Ltd, UB Shipping Ltd.
1971-88: Various appointments in commercial and managerial roles with shipping companies including that of chartering manager for a trading company and Baltic Exchange experience.

EDUCATION

  * Senior Executive Programme, Bradford Business School
  *  B.Sc. (Hons) Nautical Science, Southampton University.
  * Navigating Officer with P&O, School of Navigation and St Bartholomew’s Grammar School.

OTHER

  * Regular speaker at international conferences and institutions;
  * Visiting Professor at Dalian Maritime University, China
  * Director and Trustee of the maritime charity: The Maritime Industry Foundation
  * Director of the London Shipping Law Centre
  * Nominated as a Sea Ambassador to assist in promoting maritime careers to young people

CLUBS

    Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights;
    Papercourt Sailing Club;   
    The Oriental Club;
    Pyford Golf Club

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