Nick Brown

Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s Register

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 safe, sustainable and thriving ocean economy’, improving the performance, safety and sustainability of their clients’ 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 holds prominent roles in several key maritime organisations. He sits on the Supervisory Board of the UK Chamber of Shipping, the Advisory Council of the Global Maritime Forum, and the Maritime International Advisory Panel in Singapore. These positions highlight his significant influence and expertise in the global shipping and maritime industry.

Michael J. Kasbar

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Fuel Services

Michael Kasbar is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of World Fuel Services Corporation and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Kasbar assumed his current role in 2012. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for driving the expansion in the marine and aviation industries and subsequently entering the ground fuel logistics, financial technology, software, natural gas, power and sustainability businesses.

Mr. Kasbar received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He currently serves as a member of the Business Roundtable.

Patrizia Kern-Ferretti

Marine Head, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Patrizia Kern-Ferretti 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 organization and business with a footprint across North America, Latin America, EMEA & APAC.

She chairs the Poseidon Principles for Insurance (PPMI), the “Big-Data and Digitalization Forum” and the “Nominating Committee” of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).

Patrizia is Advisory Board member of the Lloyd’s Register and of the Global Maritime Forum (GMF), working on the “Getting to Zero Coalition”.

Captain Rajalingam Subramaniam

President & Group CEO, MISC Group

Captain Rajalingam Subramaniam assumed his role as the President & Group CEO of MISC Group on 1 October 2022. He is also the President & CEO of AET.

With a career spanning more than four decades across the maritime industry, Captain Rajalingam began his professional career at sea in 1983 and came ashore in 1996. He has since held various leadership roles within the MISC Group before being appointed as the President & CEO of AET in 2016 and Chief Operating Officer of MISC Group in February 2022. Captain Rajalingam is a Board Member of several subsidiaries and joint venture companies within the Group.

Beyond his leadership roles in the MISC Group, Captain Rajalingam is committed to advancing the progress and sustainability of the global maritime industry in various capacities including as a Board Member for Gard P&I and an Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO).

Paolo Enoizi

Chief Executive Officer, Gaslog

Biography pending.

Alexander C. Hadjipateras

Managing Director, Dorian

Alexander C. Hadjipateras has served as Senior Executive Vice President of Dorian LPG (USA), Managing Director of Dorian LPG Management (Athens) since July 2022, and Secretary of Dorian LPG (USA) LLC since July 2013.

Mr. Hadjipateras' main areas of focus are commercial strategy, sales and purchase, and the management of the company's operations in Kallithea, Greece. Mr. Hadjipateras has been involved in managing Dorian’s Aframax and VLGC newbuilding programme at Sumitomo Shipyard in Japan and Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and has also participated in Aframax spot chartering. Since November 2016, he has served as a Director on the Members Committee of the UK P&I Club. Mr. Hadjipateras has worked closely with major energy companies to secure approval for future time charter and newbuilding business development opportunities. Prior to joining Eagle Ocean, Mr. Hadjipateras worked as a Business Development Manager at Avenue A / Razorfish, a leading digital consultancy and ad agency based in San Francisco. Mr. Hadjipateras graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and holds an EMBA from HEC Paris.

Toshiaki Tanaka

Chief Operating Officer, MOL

Toshiaki Tanaka is a Representative Director, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), and provides overall strategic assistance to the President and CEO as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Tanaka is also responsible for Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Technology & Digital Integration Unit. Since Nov 2023, he has been the Director General, Headquarters of Technological & Digital Transformation.

Before assuming his current position, he was appointed Senior Managing Executive Officer of MOL in April 2021, Managing Executive Officer in April 2017, Executive Officer of MOL in June 2014, and General Manager of the Coal and Iron Ore Carrier Division in June 2011. Prior to this, he had been made General Manager of Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (Europe) Ltd. in London in October 2003, responsible for the Coal and Iron Ore Business in the Atlantic market.

He joined Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. in April 1984, and was named as a Manager of the Coal and Iron Ore Carrier Team in the Coal and Iron Ore Carrier Division in June 1999. He possesses extensive professional experience in the Dry Bulk Business.

He graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University, in March 1984.

Hing Chao

Executive Chairman, Wah Kwong

Biography pending.

Dr Tristan Smith

Reader in Energy and Shipping, University College London

Dr Tristan Smith, Reader at UCL, has led over multiple research projects into shipping’s decarbonization, and has grown a substantial shipping emissions research group. He holds a PhD and training in naval architecture. His primary interests of research are low carbon shipping, the development and implementation of technologies, and operational practices for the reduction of CO2 emissions from shipping. He attends IMO MEPC and associated meetings as a delegate of RINA and IMarEST.

Tristan led the Third IMO GHG study, is a lead author of ISO 19030, is a contributing author to work published at the IMO, at UNEP, in the UK Committee on Climate Change, IMF, as well as a number of academic books and papers. He helped found and is a Director of UMAS, through which he has led consultancy work for a number of organizations including Shell, IEA, INTERTANKO. He is a co-chair of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s maritime activity and serves on several shipping industry advisory boards.

Jan Dieleman

Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Maritime Forum, chairs the Advisory Council.

Jan Dieleman is the president of Cargill’s ocean transportation business based in Geneva, Switzerland. During his 18-year career with the company, Jan has successfully managed businesses in the U.S. and Europe.

Jan Dieleman joined Cargill in 1999 working as a management trainee in Amsterdam. During the next decade, Jan gained considerable experience as a trading manager across freight, grain, and energy markets. He was appointed the head of Cargill’s coal trading business in 2012, and subsequently led Cargill’s North America power and gas unit.

Jan is seeking to drive progress across the maritime industry as well. In 2016, he became a non-executive director of the Carbon War Room, an organization that focuses on the decarbonization of maritime transportation. He has advocated publicly for higher standards and transformation across the industry as shipping plays an increasingly important role in a sustainable global economy. Further to his nomination as President of Cargills Ocean Transportation, he immediately identified sustainable shipping as a foremost priority within the ocean transportation strategy. He is currently leading his team to realize tangible progress under the United Nations framework for sustainable development.

A native of the Netherlands, Jan graduated from the University of Maastricht with a master’s degree in economics, marketing, and organization.