Retired Team Leader and Technical Director who was fortunate to take care of the aspirations of 4200 people at sea and on shore, while leading the Ship Management and New Building teams of Pacific Basin Shipping (one of the world leading owners and operators of modern Handyzise and Supramax Dry Bulk Vessels) from 2010 to 2020. Managed the expansion from 35 ships to 117 ships during these 11 years , consistently enhancing the safety and technical performance of its owned fleet and maintaining the ship as <5 years old irrespective of it’s age, by inspiring people at sea and on shore.
Retired from full time employment in 2021, after serving 45 years in Shipping (21 years at sea, most of which was in Oldendorff Carriers, Luebeck and 24 years on shore in Hong Kong, of which last 16.5 years was with Pacific Basin Shipping) - to lead without title and continue the 45 years of passion and work of "leaving people and places better than I found them".
Currently volunteering as "Special Adviser to the Management Committee" of INTERCARGO (International Association of Dry Cargo Ship Owners) after serving as Vice Chairman of INTERCARGO for 6 years from 2015 to 2020.
Founded "JP MARITIME LIMITED" in Hong Kong in February 2021.
Passion for inspiring and mentoring with a “never give up attitude”
Completed 12 Oxfam Trail Walker events (100 km walk at a stretch on MacLehose Trail over 23 hills with a cumulative elevation gain of over 4950 meters) from 2003~2016 and raised >HK$1 million charity for Oxfam for poverty alleviation projects. Motivated 11 hikers to complete this challenging event and hiked >16,000 kms in Hong Kong.
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