Tom is a maritime business strategy expert with a strong commercial background and technical foundation (Naval Architect). He has worked on and managed over 50 port, shipping and shipbuilding consultancy projects globally, covering most shipping sectors and including Buyer’s transaction advisory for Scandlines and Red Funnel. In addition, he has worked for blue chip shipowners including the Ray Shipping Group, a leading owner of car carriers. As Head of Research and part of the strategy team, he initiated and assessed new markets for entry and vessel acquisitions. His research was also instrumental in raising over $2 billion in debt finance. Furthermore, he covered technical and regulatory research and conducted vessel inspections in support of the Operations Director. His strength lies in combining his broad knowledge of commodity markets, technical, commercial, operational and financial aspects of ports, shipping and logistics to provide clients with fully integrated advisory.
Tom has an MSc in Shipping Management (distinction) and BSc in Naval Architecture from Delft University of Technology. He is also a Certified Stanford University Advanced Project Manager and has a certificate in Financial Management from Cornell University.