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Leadership.

Good governance lies at the heart of all successful organisations and institutions.

The Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership team work together to govern and direct the activities of LR. Through the expertise, talent and dedication of our global workforce, board and management team we can meet the challenges of today and the future.

The Board of Directors is led by Thomas Thune Andersen - Chairman, and the Executive Leadership team by Nick Brown - Chief Executive Officer.


The Board of Directors

  • Thomas Thune Andersen - Chairman

    Thomas is the Chairman of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Chairman of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited. He is a member of the Foundation’s Nominations Committee and the Lloyd’s Register Group Limited Remuneration Committee. Thomas, a former member of the executive Board of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group with more than 30 years tenure in its maritime and energy sectors, was appointed to the Board in July 2012.

    Thomas is Chairman of Ørsted A/S and of VKR Holding A/S and a Non-Executive Director of IMI plc, BW Group Limited and Green Hydrogen Systems A/S. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Chairmen’s Council, Friends of Ocean Action and the Danish Committee on corporate governance.

  • Nick Brown - Chief Executive, Lloyd’s Register

    Nick Brown

    Nick joined Lloyd’s Register in 1996 and was appointed CEO in January 2021.  In an extensive career with LR, he has worked as a field surveyor in Bahrain, Dubai, Finland and Germany before moving to China to spend seven years leading LR’s activities in the country. He has since been Director for Business Development and Innovation, Marine Chief Operating Officer and Marine & Offshore Director.

    Nick is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Member of both the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.   Nick sits on the Supervisory Board of the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Advisory Council of the Global Maritime Forum.  From July 2021 Nick took up the additional role as the first elected Chair of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

  • Randy Chen - Non-Executive Director

    Randy Chen is an experienced shipping executive, having been actively involved in family-owned Wan Hai Lines for many years. In recent years he has also become a well-known voice in the industry through his active participation as a Board Director in key industry organisations.  He is currently a Director of the World Shipping Council, a Director and Deputy Chairman of both the UK P&I Club and the Global Maritime Forum. 

    Randy has served on the Wan Hai Lines Board of Directors since 2002 and has been serving as Vice-Chairman since 2015. Before joining Wan Hai Lines, he was a part of the senior management of Central Trading & Development Group, a Taiwan-based investor group with extensive infrastructure and real estate holdings in Vietnam. Randy also has extensive experience in software and financial services.  Randy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from Duke University, North Carolina, and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Chris Finlayson - Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd Remuneration Committee

    Chris is Chairman of Siccar Point Energy and a Non-Executive Director of Swire Pacific Offshore and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA.  Formerly, he was Chief Executive of BG Group, Chairman of Interoil Corp. and an Executive Vice President and Managing Director with Royal Dutch Shell.  Chris is a geologist, physicist and petroleum engineer with nearly 40 years' technical and commercial experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Caroline Firstbrook - Non-Executive Director

    Caroline, a Canadian with a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Harvard Business School, has deep experience in the field of professional services.  Caroline is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Clifford Chance LLP, a major global law firm, which she joined in 2015.

    She previously led Accenture’s 1,000 person strategy practice for Europe, Latin America and Africa, and spent 12 years post MBA at strategy consultancy Monitor Company.  Caroline is also an experienced entrepreneur having founded and worked with a range of startup and early stage companies in the life sciences and professional services sectors. 

  • Mark Kelsey - Non-Executive Director

    Mark is the Chief Executive Officer for RELX Group PLC’s Risk division.

    Having begun his career with RELX in marketing, he went on to pioneer the launch of several online data services in the mid-1990s. Appointed as CEO in 2010, he was responsible for transforming the RBI division from a traditional magazine publisher to a leading provider of online and data services, turning-around the business and profitability. Mark holds a BA in Geography from Liverpool University and a MBA from Bradford University.

  • Michael F Lykiardopulo - Senior Independent Director

    Michael was appointed Senior Independent Director on 26 May 2016. Michael is a Director of Lykiardopulo and Co Ltd and is responsible for the commercial management of a fleet of oil tankers and bulk carriers. He is a qualified barrister.

    Michael was part of the Lloyd’s Register Board which helped formulate the plans for the 2012 restructure and he served as a Trustee to help oversee the initial development of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. He is presently also Chairman of the Hellenic War Risks Association as well as serving as Vice Chairman of The Gard Insurance Mutual and a Director of the UK Freight Demurrage and Defence Association.

  • Mary Waldner - Chief Financial Officer

    Mary joined LR as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016, having previously been Group Finance Director at Ultra Electronics plc. Before this Mary was Director, Group Finance at QinetiQ Group plc and Group Financial Controller at 3i Group plc. From 1998 to 2008, she held a number of senior roles at British Airways plc.

    She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Oxford Instruments plc and a Non-Executive Director of Senior plc. Mary holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University.


Executive Leadership team

  • Nick Brown – Chief Executive, Lloyd’s Register

    Nick Brown

    Nick joined Lloyd’s Register in 1996 and was appointed CEO in January 2021.

    In an extensive career with LR, he has worked as a ship surveyor in Bahrain, Dubai, Finland and Germany before moving to China to spend seven years leading LR’s activities in the country.

    He has since been Director for Business Development and Innovation, Marine Chief Operating Officer and Marine and Offshore Director.

    His focus as CEO is to deliver Lloyd’s Register’s vision of 'working together for a safer world', improving the performance and sustainability of our customers’ businesses through LR’s trusted advice, insight and expertise.

    Nick is a graduate of Nottingham University, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Member of both the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

    Nick sits on the Supervisory Board of the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Advisory Council of the Global Maritime Forum.  From July 2021 Nick took up the additional role as the first elected Chair of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

  • Chakib Abi-Saab - Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

    Chakib Abi-Saab was appointed Chief Technology & Innovation Officer in July 2022.

    Chakib is a global leader in process automation, logistics and transportation. His technical strength is in choosing, adopting, rolling out, and measuring the impact of new technologies to increase productivity, accelerate collaboration, and create new revenue streams. Previously, Chakib worked as a Group Chief Technology Officer at Bahri, the national shipping company of Saudi Arabia, OSM Maritime Group in Singapore, and Bumi Armada Berhad in Malaysia. He has successfully identified new technology trends, created effective administrative policies, and developed ways to communicate technology needs for global organizations.

    Additionally, Chakib is currently a member of the Technology Advisory Panel at the Singapore Maritime Institute, as well as an advisor for the Motion Ventures initiative, also in Singapore.

    Discovering, understanding, and explaining new and future trends of technology and what it means for business processes are the key focus areas of Chakib. He functions as a key technology capability enabler for businesses and resulting transformation for the IT Maritime and Oil and Gas industries. His varied interests also transcend to Communication Technologies, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Drone Technologies.

    Chakib holds a Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business from Letourneau University, in Texas, USA

  • Philippa Charlton – Chief Marketing Officer

    Philippa Charlton

    Philippa Charlton was appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Lloyd’s Register and member of the Executive Leadership team in February 2021, having spent the last two years as Marketing Director of their former Business Assurance division.

    Prior to joining LR, Philippa was CMO of Averda, a global waste management company operating across multiple industry sectors in recycling, waste to energy and engineering projects in both the public and private sector, with a particular focus on emerging economies. Before that, she was the Group Marketing Director of a global security business who’s divisions included PGI Cyber which specialised in cybersecurity reliance for Corporate and International Governments and PVI, one of the world’s leading Maritime Security companies.

    Her earlier career was spent in the Paper and Plastics industry in multiple international roles in both private and public businesses.

  • Mark Darley – Chief Operations Officer

    Mark joined Lloyd’s Register as a Marine Surveyor in 2000 and is currently the Chief Operations Officer for LR.

    He is responsible for the overseeing commercial and business planning and developing strategies to improve the company’s competitive position. His aim is to lead, implement and communicate a global marine and offshore business strategy, establish a clear vision, and achieve operational goals for safety, quality, and financial performance.

    A product of LR’s Graduate Training scheme, during his career with LR, Mark has worked as a ship surveyor Dubai, before taking on various operational, business and leadership roles across Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. In April 2020 he became the Chief Operating Officer for the Marine & Offshore business, based in Shanghai, before taking on the role of Business Director in January 2021.

    Mark is a qualified Naval Architect and a graduate of the University of Strathclyde.

  • Andrew McKeran – Chief Commercial Officer

    Andrew McKeran Andy is LR's Chief Commercial Officer.

    Andy is responsible for developing and executing LR's strategy to become a trusted advisor to maritime stakeholders, bringing together the deep domain technical expertise within the advisory and consultancy arms, and combining this with the data and digital expertise within the maritime software services to create value-added solutions for our clients.

    Andy joined Lloyd’s Register as Commercial Director for the Marine and Offshore business in February 2019. Prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, Andy spent over 20 years in the marine, offshore and naval sectors for Cegelec, Alstom, Converteam and General Electric. Andy has held various global roles since embarking on his maritime career in 1998, ranging from shipyard commissioning, field engineering, project management, before moving into business and global leadership roles.

  • Sharron Pamplin - Chief People Officer

    Sharron Pamplin was appointed as Chief People Officer in May 2022.

    Sharron has significant experience in driving a high-performance culture within professional services businesses. Prior to LR, she was Chief People Officer at Deloitte, and has held HR Director roles at engineering consultants Atkins, and recruitment specialists Hays. She is a member of the Employment and Leadership Team at Business in the Community, and a non-exec director of engineering skills charity Enginuity.

  • Andrew Punter - Business Services Director

    Andrew Punter

    Andrew is responsible for the managing and co-ordinating the significant business and systems changes being implemented throughout LR, as well as leading the Information Services (IS), Procurement, Health, Safety, Environment and Security (HSES), Property, Travel, Technical Assurance and Quality Departments.

    He joined LR in 2012 as the Marine Finance Director and latterly has been leading LR’s biggest change programme to date, replacing legacy systems and process on a global scale. Andrew has a wealth of change management experience, demonstrating leadership of large teams dealing with complex challenges involving colleagues, technology, processes, technical competencies and cultures as well as ensuring adherence to best practice financial governance.

    Prior to LR, Andrew held a series of senior management positions at Hertz Rent a Car and British Airways.

  • Mary Waldner - Chief Financial Officer

    Mary joined LR in March 2016, having previously been Group Finance Director at Ultra Electronics plc. Before this Mary was Director, Group Finance at QinetiQ Group plc and Group Financial Controller at 3i Group plc. From 1998 to 2008, she held a number of senior roles at British Airways plc.

    She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Oxford Instruments plc and a Non-Executive Director of Senior plc. Mary holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University.

Advisory Board

  • Thomas Thune Andersen - Chairman

    Thomas is the Chairman of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Chairman of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited. He is a member of the Foundation’s Nominations Committee and the Lloyd’s Register Group Limited Remuneration Committee. Thomas, a former member of the executive Board of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group with more than 30 years tenure in its maritime and energy sectors, was appointed to the Board of the former Lloyd’s Register in June 2010.

    Thomas is Chairman of Ørsted A/S, Vice Chairman of VKR Holding, the parent group of Velux and a Non-Executive Director of Green Hydrogen Systems, IMI plc and BW Group Limited. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Chairmen’s Council and member of the Friends of Ocean Action Community.

  • Nick Brown - Chief Executive, Lloyd's Register

    Nick Brown

    Nick joined Lloyd’s Register in 1996 and was appointed CEO in January 2021. In an extensive career with LR, he has worked as a ship surveyor in Bahrain, Dubai, Finland and Germany before moving to China to spend seven years leading LR’s activities in the country. He has since been Director for Business Development and Innovation, Marine Chief Operating Officer and Marine and Offshore Director.

    His focus as CEO is to deliver Lloyd’s Register’s vision of ‘working together for a safer world’, improving the performance and sustainability of our customers’ businesses through LR’s trusted advice, insight and expertise.

    Nick is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Member of both the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. He sits on the Supervisory Board of the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Advisory Council of the Global Maritime Forum. From July 2021 Nick took up the additional role as the first elected Chair of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

  • Philippa Charlton - Chief Marketing Officer, Lloyd’s Register

    Philippa Charlton

    Philippa was appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Lloyd’s Register and member of the Executive Leadership team, having spent the last two years as Marketing Director of their Business Assurance division. Prior to joining LR, Philippa was CMO of Averda, a global waste management company operating across multiple industry sectors in recycling, waste to energy and engineering projects in both the public and private sector, with a particular focus on emerging economies.

    Before that, she was the Group Marketing Director of a global security business whose divisions included PGI Cyber which specialised in cybersecurity reliance for Corporate and International Governments and PVI, one of the world’s leading Maritime Security companies.  Her earlier career was spent in the Paper and Plastics industry in multiple international roles in both private and public businesses.

  • Prof Richard Clegg - Chief Executive, Lloyd’s Register Foundation

    Richard Clegg

    Prof Richard Clegg is the Foundation Chief Executive of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a global charity with the mission to enhance the safety of life and property and advance public education. The Foundation is a major supporter of science and engineering-related research, skills and education, public outreach, and accelerating technology to application.

    Prior to heading the Foundation, Richard had a strong scientific background in industry, government, and academia principally in the civil and defence nuclear sectors. He was the founding Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute as well as Research Dean of engineering and physical sciences at the University of Manchester.

    He sits on a number of UK government and industry advisory committees, is a trustee of the Science Museum Group in London, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • Jan Dieleman - President, Cargill Ocean Transportation

    Jan Dieleman

    Jan Dieleman is the president of Cargill Ocean Transportation and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. He has spent more than 20 years at Cargill and has successfully managed businesses in the U.S. and Europe.

    Jan first joined the company in 1999 as a management trainee in Amsterdam. He spent the next 10 years gaining experience as a trading manager in the freight, grain and energy markets, before being appointed head of Cargill’s coal trading business in 2012. He went on to lead Cargill’s North America power and gas unit in Houston, Texas, before returning to Geneva in 2016 as president of Cargill Ocean Transportation. At the same time, he was invited to join Cargill’s global corporate risk committee.

    Across the maritime sector, Jan is a respected advocate for sustainable shipping, actively supporting reduced emissions, better vessel environmental performance, safer working conditions and a more diverse workforce. He is also a board member of the Global Maritime Forum and non-executive board member of RightShip and played a leading role, in October 2020, in launching the Sea Cargo Charter.

  • Stephen Fewster - Global Head, Shipping Finance, ING Bank

    Stephen Fewster

    Stephen joined ING Bank in 2002 as Global Head of ING’s Shipping Finance Group with responsibility for managing the Bank’s loan portfolio to the shipping and maritime industry. He manages a team of approximately 35 people with teams based in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Singapore. Stephen has over 40 years banking experience and during this time has worked in a number of different areas including retail banking, risk management and project finance. For the past 30 years he has been providing and arranging finance for the shipping industry.

    Before joining ING, Stephen was based in Hong Kong where he was responsible for the Asian ship finance business of Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG and prior to this Hill Samuel Bank. Stephen was elected an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in 1983.

  • Suzanne Johnson - Head of Sustainability Programme, Lloyd's Register Foundation

    Suzanne Johnson

    Suzanne works to deliver the Lloyd's Register Foundation's Sustainability Programme, including its Safer Oceans campaign. Suzanne is also Senior Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact's Sustainable Ocean initiative in their efforts to progress a healthier and more productive ocean. Previously she directed External Affairs for Lloyd’s Register Group. She has wide ranging experience in the energy sector, having previously worked for energy and water companies in government and regulatory affairs, investor relations and finance. Her energy sector experience also includes investment management, where she was responsible for utilities fixed income for Schroder Investment Management. Suzanne has served as special assistant to former Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations.

    Suzanne is interested in advancing the private sector’s contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, a member of the William Pitt circle at Chatham House and a Trustee for UK Associates of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.

  • Patrizia Kern - Head Marine, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

    Patrizia Kern

    Patrizia is an innovative leader in the use of technology and risk intelligence to drive the global marine insurance industry towards sustainability. Her career spans +20 years, during which she has managed marine insurance teams across Europe. Since 2012, she has been leading Swiss Re's global marine business for Corporate Solutions, with responsibility for the unit's cargo and hull business. During this time, she helped grow Corporate Solutions' marine business, managing a large global matrix organisation and business with a footprint across North America, Latin America, EMEA & APAC. Never shy to make changes that will drive profitability, she has pioneered everything from new models for cargo insurance based on behavioural analytics to developing a Marine 4.0 blueprint for the industry to leverage the industry's digitisation to drive sustainability.

    Patrizia works across industries, governments and academia to bring new skills and perspectives to develop innovative solutions that enable the sector to transform. She has forged partnerships with global logistics companies, automotive companies, retailers, start-ups, and brokers to enable the end-to-end transformation of the sector.

    Patrizia sits on the International Union of Marine Insurance's (IUMI) executive committee, where she also chairs the "Big-Data and Digitalization Forum". She is Deputy Advisory Board Member of the Global Maritime Forum (GMF), working on the "Getting to Zero Coalition".

  • Miriam Maes - Co-Chairman, The Energy Transition Forum

    Miriam Maes

    Miriam Maes is Co-Chairman of The Energy Transition Forum which facilitates discussions on ways in which companies, organisations and governments in the United States and Europe can achieve a timely and responsible transition to a secure, affordable and low-carbon energy system. She is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Port of Rotterdam. In addition, she is a Non-Executive Director on several Boards in France, UK and the Netherlands. Miriam was Advisor to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in the UK.

    Miriam has worked 35 years for multinationals, of which more than 20 years managing national and international P&L’s. She spent around 20 years in the B2B food and beverages sector and more than 15 years in the B2B energy and climate change space. Miriam was managing international food, foodservices and beverages businesses for Unilever, ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) and the Marmon Group (privately owned by the US Pritzker family). In 2002, she entered the Energy sector, first with Texas Utilities (TXU) as member of their European Executive and subsequently with Electricity de France (EDF) in the UK, as COO of their non-regulated distribution networks' business (£500 million/Euro 600 million turnover and 2000 employees).

  • Nial McCollam - Chief Technology Officer, Lloyd's Register

    Nial McCollam

    As LR’s Chief Technology Officer, Nial is responsible for developing and executing LR's Group Technology Strategy, including software, data and digital.

    He co-ordinates and directs the LR Group R&D programme, through the technology directors in the business streams and the Global Technology Centres in Southampton and Singapore, leading our investment programme focused on data, digital and software, and co-ordinating our collaboration with the Lloyd's Register Foundation.

    Nial joined the Senergy Group as Managing Director of Senergy Alternative Energy in 2007. Previously he held roles as CEO of ITI Energy, Consultant with Bain & Co and a senior management position with ExxonMobil.

  • Irene Ng - CEO, Dataswift

    Irene Ng

    Irene Ng is the CEO of Dataswift Ltd and Professor at WMG, University of Warwick. She is also a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge and a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. As an academic, her specialism is in service ecosystems and the economic design and engineering of data markets. As an entrepreneur, Irene is the founder of Dataswift, the infrastructure provider for decentralized data ownership that is driving interoperable data markets. She has built businesses in 4 countries and also runs her own family office investing and incubating startups. More on Irene at https://ireneng.com

  • Daniel Ofer - CEO and Managing Director, Zodiac Maritime

    Daniel Ofer

    Daniel is the CEO and Managing Director of central London based Zodiac Maritime. Zodiac Maritime forms part of the maritime arm of Ofer Global.

    Zodiac was established in the 1970’s and is one of the world’s largest privately held shipping groups, with over 160 vessels with a diversified fleet of bulk carriers, car carriers, chemical carriers, containerships, LPG/C carriers, crude oil tankers, product tankers and offshore oil storage terminals. Zodiac operate over 50 containerships with an average size of about 9,000 teu. Zodiac’s operation prides itself on customer service and efficiency.

    Zodiac was the first private shipping owner to have its environmental credentials audited by Lloyd’s and it regularly tops Maersk Efficiency Scorecard. Daniel has overall responsibility for Zodiac Maritime's Bulk Carriers, Container Ships, Car Carriers, Chemical Carriers and Gas Carriers.

    Besides his CEO responsibilities, Daniel is currently a non-executive board member of the UK P&I Mutual Insurance Association and a board member of Ofer Global. Prior to joining Zodiac Maritime, Daniel worked as a banker in Credit Suisse's Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities division in New York.

  • Barry Roche - Managing Director, Rosenblatt

    Barry Roche

    Barry is currently Managing Director of Rosenblatt, a publicly listed City Law Firm. He is also a Non-executive Director of Protection Vessels International and Protection Group International.

    His early career was spent in The Royal Marines. Upon leaving he built a Support Service business from start up to a market leading national company, which was acquired in 2009 by PHS Group. In 2009 he was one of the founders of Protection Vessels International, a maritime security business. They were an early mover and pioneer of embarked armed guards to support the anti-piracy effort with a particular focus on Somali piracy.

    In 2012 he founded Protection Group International, a risk consultancy focusing on cyber security and corporate intelligence, which has grown into one of the global leading SME’s in this field. He has worked extensively with large corporates, UK and International Government and High Net Worth (Yacht) sector.

    Both Companies featured in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in the top 5. He twice featured in the Lloyd’s List Top 100, he also helped develop national and international standards in Maritime Security, liaising with Governments, UN and NGOs.

  • Hege Skryseth - Executive Vice President, Kongsberg and CEO, Kongsberg Digital

    Hege Skryseth

    Hege is Executive Vice President of KONGSBERG and CEO of Kongsberg Digital. She is one of Norway’s foremost experts on the use of technology and digitalization to create future business, and is deeply committed to driving change through technology. She focuses especially on digitalization, industrial disruption, and transformational business development.

    Skryseth has vast experience as a top-level manager from international tech companies such as Microsoft Norway and Geodata (ESRI), and high-tech companies such as KONGSBERG. Board positions outside of KONGSBERG: TOMRA Systems ASA, Netcompany Group A/S.

  • Kristian Teleki - Global Director, Ocean Programme, WRI

    Kristian Teleki

    Kristian has more than two decades of strategic and senior management experience in the areas of ocean policy and science, environment, sustainability and development. He has broad international high-level experience in more than 35 countries, negotiating and managing projects in the public and private sectors.

    In addition to serving as the global director of the Ocean Programme at WRI, Kristian Teleki is the head of the Friends of Ocean Action for the World Economic Forum, and the head of the secretariat of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

    Until early 2018, he was the senior marine adviser to the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, and the director of engagement for the Ocean Unite network, an initiative of the non-profit arm of the Virgin Group. From 2012 to 2016, he was the director of global engagement at the Global Ocean Commission. Kristian has also served as vice president of SeaWeb (2009-2012), where he was responsible for sustainable-markets, science, and Asia-Pacific programmes, head of the marine programme at UNEP - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (2006-2009), and director of the International Coral Reef Action Network (2001-2009).  Kristian is on the boards of several environmental, finance and science organisations, and the editorial board of the journal Aquatic Conservation.

  • Yee Yang Chien - President/Group Chief Executive Officer, MISC Group

    Yee Yang Chien

    Yee Yang Chien was appointed as President / Group Chief Executive Officer of MISC Group on 1 January 2015.  He holds a double-degree in Financial Accounting/ Management and Economics from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. As an auditor during his early years, Yee undertook both external and internal audit assignments and progressed later on to equity research and investment banking work with various international and local financial institutions.

    In 2001, Yee joined MISC Berhad as Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation in the Corporate Planning and Development Unit. Yee went on to become the Group Vice President of Corporate Planning in AET Group following this subsequent appointment in June 2005.

    In April 2008, Yee returned to MISC Berhad as the Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development and became its Chief Operating Officer in July 2013. Yee is also the Chairman and a Board Member of various subsidiaries within the MISC Group.

    Additionally, Yee is a Director of the Members’ Committee of The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited (UK P & I Club) and an Advisory Council member of the Global Maritime Forum. He is also on the National Shipping and Ports Council for Malaysia and the International Advisory Panel for the Maritime Decarbonization.

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