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.
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.
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.
Holger Apel is a banking professional with expertise in export finance and SME finance as well as the power, natural resource, and maritime sectors. He currently works at KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH as a Managing Director Global Head Maritime Industries. KfW IPEX-Bank is the leading specialist financier for the German and European export industry which administers the ERP Export Financing Programme to finance German exports to developing countries and also supports the CIRR Ship Financing Programme. Previously to this, Holger spent seven years as a Division Chief (FVP) in Export finance International Relations, SME and housing finance.