Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the maritime industry focusing on key aspects of ship management and related corporate activities. Prior to Ardmore he was Vice President, Strategy and Planning, for Teekay Marine Services, Teekay Corporation’s internal ship management function.
Mark’s experience includes 11 years at sea rising to the rank of Chief Engineer with Safmarine and latterly AP Moller, including time served on-board bulk carriers, salvage tugs, tankers, general cargo, reefer and container ships.
Mark has held several senior management roles ashore specializing in integrating acquisitions covering all facets of ship management, including sale & purchase, newbuilding supervision, personnel management, procurement, fleet management and technical supervision.
Mark Clintworth currently serves as the Head of Shipping for the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. Integral in his role as Head of Shipping, Clintworth has personally been at the helm of supporting the financing of sustainable shipping projects, funding largely (but not limited to) European ship owners and operators through investments in new build and retrofitting projects as well as Research & Development support, which contributes to the overall improvement of EU fleet efficiency whilst consequently reducing its negative environmental impact. Clintworth is a regular keynote speaker and panellist at global maritime industry events as well as a visiting lecturer for a number of universities. The focus of these varied representations is maritime finance and environmental issues.
Clintworth began his career as a research scientist with British Telecom Research and IBM Laboratories in the UK as well as NCR Communication in the Netherlands. He then joined the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg in 1991 and amongst other roles has helped lead the modernisation of the EIB’s financial front and back office systems. Clintworth joined the EIB Projects Directorate, Air & Maritime Division, in 2006 as a Senior Project Engineer responsible for the technical and economic appraisal of maritime investment projects before progressing to lead the shipping department.
Clintworth holds an MSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle and BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool, UK. He is a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered Engineer with UK Engineering Council. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. His area of research is Multi-Criteria Decision Making and Game Theory in the assessment and management of Risk in Maritime Project Investment.
Jan Dieleman serves as President of Cargill Ocean Transportation. Jan joined Cargill in 1999 as a commercial trainee in Amsterdam where he was responsible for trading grain products. He moved to Geneva in 2002 and became head of the IPS (Igma Parcel Services) department before moving to the Ocean Transportation department as head of the Panamax trading desk where he led a team of 14 traders.
In 2010 he moved to the Thermal Energy business unit as head of the coal trading unit. He was nominated head of the European Power and Gas as well as global coal in 2012, and became the business unit leader of the Thermal Energy Supply Chain business unit in October 2012, which became North America Power & Gas in 2014. Jan became the Ocean Transportation Business Leader in January 2016.
Jan graduated from the University of Maastricht with a master’s degree in economics, marketing and organization.
Juha is the President of NAPA Group, one of the world’s leading software companies in the marine industry, supplying software solutions for ship design and operation. Prior to his position with NAPA, he worked with STX Europe and its predecessors from 2005 – 2011 where he was appointed president of STX Finland in 2010. He served as president of Aker Yards Cruise & Ferries from 2007-2008 where he headed the shipyards in Finland and France, and as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in the Aker Yards Cruise & Ferries business area from 2005-2007.
Before this Juha held various positions within international general and sales management teams in companies including Componenta Corporation where he was the managing director of Santasalo Group and member of Componenta Corporation management team. Juha also worked for Metso Automation for 18 years in various international business unit leadership tasks. Among many trustee positions, he is presently the chairman of the Finnish Marine Industries. Juha holds a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture from Technical University of Helsinki and M.Sc. in Financial Accounting from Helsinki School of Economics.
During his time as president, NAPA has been involved with the demonstration of energy savings from numerous retrofit, hull form modifications, newbuilding installations and analyses, and even wind-assist technologies. For instance, in June 2015, NAPA measured and analysed the energy efficiency improvement that resulted from the application of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solutions, a new wind propulsion technology for ships, to a Bore Ltd vessel.
Henrik was the chief executive officer of DNV and, following the merger, President of DNV GL between 2006 and 2015. He earned a PhD in civil and structural engineering from the Technical University of Denmark where he also held a position as a professor in the structural mechanics’ department. Henrik began his career with DNV GL, then DNV, in 1982 as Chief Scientist in Structural Reliability Analysis where he worked to introduce structural reliability methods in the standard setting framework of the oil and gas industry.
In May 2006, he was appointed CEO of DNV and then, following the merger of DNV and GL (Germanischer Lloyd) in September 2013, he became President and CEO of the newly combined DNV GL. In this position, he went on to lead the maritime, energy and industry, and research business areas, as well as being the regional manager in Japan and Denmark.
In 2002, Henrik was elected into the United States Offshore Energy Center Technology Hall of Fame as an offshore pioneer. He was appointed as a board member to the UN Global Compact Board, the world’s largest voluntary sustainability initiative in June 2015. He is also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Research Council of Norway and as a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Henrik has published several books and more than 80 papers in this field.
Tristan has three main fields of research at UCL: low carbon shipping, the development and implementation of technologies and operational practices for the reduction of CO2 emissions from shipping. Within these fields, Tristan focuses on the development of techno-economic models for the shipping industry and the design of effective policy and instruments for CO2 emissions reduction. Tristan holds a PhD and MSc in Naval Architecture from UCL as well as an MA and MEng in Engineering from Cambridge University.
Tristan actively engages with the shipping industry through a variety of applied research and consultancy contracts and projects that range from policy analysis to scenario modelling and technical support. Notably, the UN-designated agency for regulating international shipping, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), contracted Tristan and his team to lead a consortium of ten organisations to produce the Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014. Tristan is also the principal investigator on the Shipping in Changing Climates consortium that seeks to understand and develop solutions for environmentally friendly, energy efficient and sustainable shipping.
Tristan also guided the establishment of the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS); a sector-focused, commercial advisory service. All of Tristan’s projects have been connected to varying degrees with energy efficiency and emissions from international shipping. He was awarded the Enterprise Award for Consultancy by UCL Consultants in July 2015 in recognition of his entrepreneurship and commitment to setting international shipping on a low carbon pathway.