IMO 2020 Disruption Forum

New York / 21 February 2019

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Put your questions to a hand-picked panel of shipping’s most experienced and knowledgeable individuals, learn and challenge their business strategies and discover what makes them tick.  Among the speakers, you will hear from:

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Joe Brady
Joe has been a full-time journalist with TradeWinds since 1995. He began working for TradeWinds on a freelance basis in 1990, the paper’s first year of publication. Since 2007, he has been a financial reporter. Prior to joining full time, Joe was a reporter and editor for daily newspapers in Connecticut for 15 years, covering a broad range of beats. Most recently, he was city editor of the New Haven Register. Joe was educated at the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Julian Bray
Julian Bray is Editor-in-Chief of TradeWinds, the shipping business news publisher which since its launch 25 years ago has become a reference point for decision makers in the industry. During a career in business journalism, he has won awards for both reporting and editing and built a track record of product innovation having lead numerous newspaper, magazine and website launches and relaunches. In addition to his specialist knowledge of maritime commerce, he has also been a Correspondent for the Reuters news agency, written for national newspapers and magazines, and made television and radio appearances. Away from the office, a love of the natural work often takes him to wild and mountainous regions to walk, cycle, climb and watch wildlife with family and friends. He also has a passionate interest in politics, culture and music.
Jason Breslaw
Senior Originator
BP Products North America
Jason is the Senior Originator on BP’s distillate and residual trading desks in the Americas. His current role includes leading BP’s preparatory work in developing the company’s 0.5% Marine Fuel offers and supporting the region’s refineries as they consider modifications in the run up to 2020. Jason has been with BP for 13 years and has held a number of roles in London and Chicago including in freight analytics, jet operations, distillate trading and blending where he was responsible for developing BP’s significant wholesale position in the ARA and West Mediterranean DMA markets. He played a leading role in preparing the company for the 2015 0.1% ECA Marine Fuels specification change, is a member of the ISO 8217 committee and contributes to relevant military fuels quality forums. Outside of his Marpol-related responsibilities he works to develop and execute BP’s renewable diesel strategy in the Americas across all parts of the value chain. Born in London, UK, Jason majored in chemistry at the University of Cambridge. A foodie and avid traveler, he’s an air-miles enthusiast who enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
Erik Broekhuizen
Head, Tanker Research & Consulting
Poten & Partners
Erik Broekhuizen is the head of Tanker Research & Consulting at Poten & Partners in New York, the largest U.S. based shipbroker. Poten & Partners provides clients with valuable insight into the international oil, gas and shipping markets. The Tanker Research & Consulting group monitors and analyzes tanker market and energy developments around the world and advises companies on strategy development and implementation. Prior to joining Poten, Mr. Broekhuizen was Vice President Corporate Development & Finance at OSG Ship Management, responsible for research & analysis, strategic planning and corporate finance. He also worked as a senior relationship manager at DVB Bank, an institution specializing in international transport finance. Mr. Broekhuizen started his shipping career more than 30 years ago in the bulk shipping division of the Royal Nedlloyd Group in the Netherlands.
Robert Burke
Ridgebury Tankers
Robert Burke is the CEO of Ridgebury Tankers. He has over 30 year career as investor, manager, financier and owner. Previously, he was the CEO of Chembulk Tankers. Education includes: Columbia University MBA, US Merchant Marine Academy and USMMA Kings Point and MBA Columbia Business School
George Chalos
Chalos & Co, P.C.
George M. Chalos is the principal and founding member of Chalos & Co, P.C. – International Law Firm and has been engaged in the practice of maritime, admiralty and insurance law for over twenty (20) years. He is experienced in all facets of civil and criminal maritime matters, casualty & pollution response, Marpol, Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA '90”), charter-party disputes, marine insurance, general litigation and transactions. Mr. Chalos has served as counsel of record in over 1,500 court cases in over twenty (20) different U.S. District and Appellate Courts. He also has extensive experience arbitrating and mediating civil matters and has assisted in presenting claims before the London High Court of Justice. Mr. Chalos is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; all trial and appellate courts sitting within the States of New York, Texas, Utah, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern & Northern Districts of New York; the District of Connecticut, the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Central District of Utah, the Central District of Illinois, the Northern District of Florida, the District of Columbia and the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. For additional information about Mr. Chalos and/or Chalos & Co, P.C. - International Law Firm, please visit:
Ed Coll
Pangaea Logistics Solutions
Mr. Coll is a founder of Pangaea and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Prior to co-founding Bulk Partners Ltd., the predecessor company to Pangaea, in 1996, Mr. Coll spent 10 years at Continental Grain Company with assignments in New York, New Orleans, Rome and Rotterdam. He joined Commodity Ocean Transport Corp (COTCO) in 1989 and became president of the company in 1993. In this position, Mr. Coll was responsible for the overall activities and businesses of three U.S public shipping companies. Mr. Coll is an elected member of the American Bureau of Shipping and has considerable expertise in the worldwide shipping and commodities markets and lectures regularly on these topics. He holds a B.S. in nautical science from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and a master's degree in international business from Pace University.
Kevin Cook
Maritime Consultant
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Rear Admiral Kevin Cook retired in July 2015 after a wide-ranging career in the United States Coast Guard (USCG). He is working to bring his expertise to the private sector through Cook Maritime Solutions, LLC, a consultant company established to focus on maritime safety, security and environmental issues. In January of 2016, RADM Cook joined International Registries, Inc./The Marshall Islands Registry as a Maritime Consultant. During his career, RADM Cook continually advanced through escalating levels of responsibilities within the USCG’s national and regional headquarters, and in shipboard and maritime safety assignments culminating with command of the Eighth District, a 26 State region, headquartered in New Orleans, LA. There, he regulated maritime industries and facilitated maritime commerce within the nation’s most intense region for shipping, petrochemical production and offshore exploration and production. RADM Cook previously served as the USCG’s national Director of Prevention (Marine Safety) Policy, responsible for many of the international and domestic regulations in support of safety, security, environmental protection, mariner licensing, and waterways management. In an earlier assignment, he served as the Chief of the Hazardous Materials Division where he specialized in mitigating the risks of shipping oils, chemicals, and liquefied gases; including lead for delegations to the International Maritime Organization. In the field, he held a variety of positions including Captain of the Port for the Houston-Galveston area of operations. Additionally, he served as the National Incident Commander’s senior representative to BP headquarters for oversight of well containment activities in the Deepwater Horizon response. RADM Cook has six years of shipboard experience onboard three Coast Guard cutters: CGC MADRONA as a deck watch officer; CGC BITTERSWEET as the Executive Officer; and CGC COWSLIP as the Commanding Officer. A native of Freehold, NJ, he is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering. RADM Cook also earned a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. He is a graduate of the United States Army War College, and later served a one-year appointment as the Coast Guard Fellow to Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. Additionally, he has been recognized by the National Propeller Club as the Port of Houston Maritime Person of the Year, and by the Seamen’s Church Institute for Career Distinguished Service.
James Corbett
Associate Program Director, Marine Policy
University of Delaware
James J. Corbett, P.E., Ph.D. conducts technology-policy research related to transportation, including groundbreaking research on air emissions from maritime transport, energy and environmental impacts of freight transportation, and assessment of technological and policy strategies for improving goods movement. Dr. Corbett received a B.S. in Marine Engineering Technology from the California Maritime Academy. He attended Carnegie Mellon University where earned both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy. Dr. Corbett’s research collaborations produce scholarly and applied resources that: i) improve collaboration among industry, universities, and agencies across jurisdictions; and ii) build interdisciplinary capacity to evaluate benefits of alternative ideas for sustainable goods movement. Among these resources are 73 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, more than 80 reports, and more than 50 conference papers. Dr. Corbett has presented at over 200 venues with invited talks, workshops, and conference presentations including U.S. Senate testimony and presentations on behalf of the International Maritime Organization Secretariat. Dr. Corbett was a lead author of each of the three IMO studies of Greenhouse Gases from ships (2000, 2009, 2014), and served on IMO expert steering committees. He has more than 20 years’ experience providing engineering, technology, and policy studies to industry, government, and other organizations.
Gijsbert de Jong
Marine Marketing and Sales Director
Bureau Veritas
Gijsbert de Jong is Marine Marketing and Sales Director and Executive Committee member with the Marine and Offshore division of the Paris headquartered classification society Bureau Veritas. His main responsibilities are to define the business development strategy and priorities in the maritime market, to drive business intelligence activities and to lead the international marketing and sales network. In this role Gijsbert heads the central marine commercial department, managing the expert team of global market and technology leaders and the marketing team. Gijsbert joined Bureau Veritas in 2001 after obtaining an MSc degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and has since held various operational and business development management positions in Paris, Rotterdam and Shanghai. Having a strong focus on technology innovation, sustainability and cross-industry cooperation, Gijsbert is continuously striving to develop best in class standards and advisory services to enhance the company’s offering to the maritime market. He is a regular speaker, moderator and chairman at maritime conferences and frequently contributes to industry articles. Gijsbert has published technical papers on container ships, bulk carriers, offshore service vessels, tugs, dredgers, ice classed vessels and alternative low-emission power systems.
Boriana Farrar
Vice President
American P&I Club
Boriana Farrar is a Vice President, Counsel and Business Development Director of North America at Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., managers of American P&I Club in New York. She handles a variety of P& I claims with focus on personal injury crew and passenger claims and casualties. Previously, Ms. Farrar was working at a leading New York maritime law firm Hill Betts & Nash LLP. There, as a partner in its maritime practice, she had responsibility for conducting a broad range of litigation in the area of maritime disputes in both federal and state court, including matters involving: personal injury, maritime casualties, breach of contract and various other insurance defense disputes. Ms. Farrar holds a Masters Degree in Admiralty & Maritime Law from Tulane Law School where she was a part of Tulane Maritime Law Journal and Tulane Moot Court team. Ms. Farrar holds another Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Law from the University of San Diego School of Law. She has a thorough international background, having pursued her legal studies not only in the U.S. but also in her native Bulgaria, the U.K. and the Netherlands. In addition to her native language, she is fluent in English, Russian and German. Ms. Farrar is the co-author of the update of Practice and Procedure Chapter, Benedict on Admiralty, Cruise Lines, Vol. 10, Ch. III and Crewmembers Chapter, Benedict on Admiralty, Cruise Lines Vol. 10, Ch. VI (Matthew Bender) (2010-2016). Ms. Farrar also co-authored the Article “Managing Agent Status for Purposes of Limitation of Liability Act.” in the Arbitrator, Vol. 40, pp. 12-15 (October 2008) and “Forum Selection Clause Survey 2003 – 2005”, 29 Tulane Maritime Law Journal, pp. 549-567 (Summer 2005). Ms. Farrar had the honor to serve as a Board Member of the Maritime Law Association of United States (“MLA”) from 2013-16 and is currently a Board Member of Women International Shipping and Trading Association (“WISTA”).
Justine Fisher
Vice President
Goldman Sachs
Justine Fisher has worked in research at Goldman Sachs since 2002. She was an II-ranked Credit Research analyst for 16 years, covering Transportation, Aviation, Shipping, Industrials, and Metals and Mining. She now works in Commodities Research, with a focus on corporate risk management strategies for producers and consumer of commodities. She graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in International Relations with Honors in 2002.
John Grubic
Downstream LNG Business Development
Shell Trading US Company Inc.
John is the manager for Shell’s LNG Business Development across the Americas. Previously he was responsible for LNG into Global Marine, which involved establishing Shell’s global bunker supply strategy and initial Europe market entry at the GATE terminal in Rotterdam. John joined Shell Canada in 1999 after graduating from university. He worked in a number of roles across the downstream organization (sales, marketing, refining and trading), and was previously based in Calgary, London and The Hague. John now works in Houston, and manages a team of industry experts developing Shell’s LNG business across the Americas.
Shane Guidry
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Harvey Gulf International Marine
In 1988, Shane J. Guidry became the third generation of the Guidry family to operate the family business. Mr. Guidry supported and managed all aspects of the business. In 1997, Mr. Guidry became President and CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. As the years progressed, Harvey Gulf transitioned from a full-service towing operator to one specializing in offshore towing, with a focus on towing large jack-up and semi-submersible rigs in the deepwater and ultra-deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico. As part of this specialization, Harvey Gulf divested the company's liquefied petroleum gas division, sold all of its inland towing vessels, and replaced them with larger, more powerful offshore towing vessels. Harvey Gulf also repowered and added equipment to its existing fleet of offshore towing vessels to enable them to perform the specialized service required for deepwater rig towing. With this transition, Harvey Gulf developed a reputation for operating the most powerful towing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey Gulf modernized electronics and navigation systems and installed performance and safety equipment, such as Shark Jaws, bow thrusters, and kort nozzles. Harvey Gulf also placed a strong emphasis on Health Safety and Environmental ("HSE") preservation and management. The result has been superior performance and a safety record second to none. Seeing the future need for other types of vessels to support deepwater drilling and production, Harvey Gulf began its ongoing fleet expansion to include Offshore Supply Vessels ("OSV's") in 2003. Harvey Gulf's new-generation OSV's are characterized by large size, high cargo capacities, and sophisticated electronics and navigation systems. They range in size from 175 ft. to 300 ft. in length, and are all, SOLAS and ABS Classed with DP2 certification. More recently, Harvey Gulf has further expanded its OSV fleet to include vessels that, in addition to traditional offshore supply services, can support deepwater rig mooring operations with Reel Spooling Units, as well as surveying activities, offshore and subsea construction, pipeline inspection and repair and dive support services. On August 21, 2008, Mr. Guidry, along with The Jordan Company, L.P., a New York based private equity firm, acquired Harvey Gulf from the Guidry family. Mr. Guidry remains Chief Executive Officer. Through the sale, Harvey Gulf looks to combine the management team and specialized services and equipment developed over the past ten years with a partner dedicated to expanding the fleet and services to meet the evolving needs of its customers, while maintaining the same level of performance and safety standards they rely on. Today, Harvey Gulf's fleet represents a state of the art collection of offshore support vessels ranging from 175ft to 340ft encompassing supply vessels, fast supply vessels and construction vessels powered by the latest technology available with industry leading cargo handling capabilities. Harvey Gulf's focus on no harm to the environment is further exemplified by the 6 dual fueled LNG powered offshore supply vessels under construction as well as the, first of its kind, LNG fueling facility in Port Fourchon, LA.
Anthony Gurnee
President & CEO
Ardmore Shipping Services
Anthony Gurnee has been our President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Ardmore since 2010. Between 2006 and 2008, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Shipping Enterprises, Inc., a containership and chemical tanker company, and Chief Operating Officer of MTM Group, an operator of chemical tankers. From 1992 to 1997, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Teekay Corporation, where he led the company’s financial restructuring and initial public offering. Mr. Gurnee began his career as a financier with Citicorp, and he served for six years as a surface line officer in the US Navy, including a tour with naval intelligence. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and earned an MBA at Columbia Business School, is a CFA charter holder, and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Mark Jackson
The Baltic Exchange
Mark Jackson was appointed the CEO of the Baltic Exchange in February 2017. He originally served on the board of the Baltic Exchange from 2004 to 2012 and as its Chairman from 2009. Mark has over 37 years of shipping industry experience having started his shipping career as a trainee in 1981 in Sydney, Australia. Mark first traded freight derivatives in 1987 and extensively used FFAs as part of a physical trading strategy. The London headquartered Baltic Exchange is an international provider of benchmark rates for the bulk shipping industry and as a membership organisation has over 650 shipowning, chartering and shipbroking companies who adhere to a code of conduct. The Singapore Exchange acquired the Baltic Exchange in 2016 and Mark is focused on building its London presence and broadening its Asia footprint.
Andreas Johansen
Business Development Manager
Andreas Nektheden Johansen is a graduate in Maritime Business and his career has comprised a variety of commercial roles including ship operations, shipbroking and, primarily, bunker trading. In 2018 he joined Bureau Veritas Marine Fuel Services – VeriFuel as VeriFuel Business Development Manager, further strengthening the company’s sales team.
Charles Kemp
Vice President
Baker & O'Brien, Inc.
Charles Kemp is a vice president of petroleum consulting firm, Baker & O’Brien, Inc. ( Mr. Kemp has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas production, refining, and petrochemicals industries, with particular emphasis on petroleum value chain economics, operations planning, refinery optimization, strategic planning, financial analysis, business development, and project management. His has advised refiners, lenders, and investors regarding refinery valuations, petroleum terminal valuations, and industry fundamentals. He has spoken at industry conferences held by Platts, the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), Argus, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Mr. Kemp has recently advised clients regarding supply and pricing scenarios of crude oil, marine fuel, and asphalt under the new global shipping regulation, IMO 2020.
Ibrahim Khan
Oil Trader
Goldman Sachs
Ibrahim Khan is the senior oil products trader in New York at Goldman Sachs’ commodities trading unit (also known as J. Aron). He focuses on products globally, with an emphasis on distillate and fuel oil. He is also currently spearheading the business’ effort around IMO 2020, educating clients on the risks and opportunities around the ruling. Ibrahim previously led fundamental analysis across the oil barrel for the trading team. He holds an AB in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University. He joined the firm in 2014.
Eric Martin
News Editor
Eric Martin is news editor at TradeWinds, the shipping business news organization where has worked since 2007 in various capacities, including US bureau chief and editor of the LNG Unlimited spinoff publication. A native of California who learned that a “face for radio” is not enough for a career in radio, he has worked at newspapers in the US Midwest and Santiago, Chile. He has won a variety of journalism awards, including the Society of Business Editors and Writers’ award for investigative journalism.
Ken McClelland
Technical Director
Pacific Green Marine Technology
Ken is currently Pacific Green Marine Technologies’ Technical Director, and the inventor of PGMT’s patented technologies including the ENVI-MarineTM, ENVI-CleanTM and ENVI-PureTM Systems. Ken is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience involving scrubbing systems, including researching, developing and patenting three scrubber designs to effectively meet the needs of each specific industry.
Amit Mehrotra
Director & Senior Research Analyst
Deutsche Bank
Amit Mehrotra is a Director and Senior Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank covering U.S. Transportation and Maritime Shipping. His team covers 45 companies encompassing every facet of global transportation markets, including trucking, logistics, airfreight, railroads, and all verticals within maritime shipping including LNG. Amit has spent the last 15 years covering several verticals in the Industrial sector from both sell- and buy-side perspectives, and achieved a ranked position in both the 2017 and 2018 Institutional Investor All-America Research surveys.
Paul Pathy
President & CEO
Fednav Limited
Paul Pathy was appointed sole President and Chief Executive Officer of Fednav Limited and of Fednav International Ltd (FIL) in 2016. Paul Pathy joined the Fednav Group in 2003, as Vice-President and General Manager of Federal Marine Terminals (FMT). He was named Executive Vice-President of Fednav Limited in 2007, and from 2010 shared responsibility with his brother, Mark Pathy, as President and Co-CEO. In this role he was responsible for various company departments including the Shipowning, Arctic Operations, and Projects group, as well as Finance, Investment, and Risk Management. Paul Pathy obtained a BA in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, in 1994, where he was the school’s first ever NCAA decathlete. He went on to receive a JD and MBA from University of Denver, CO, in 1999 and 2000, and subsequently became a member of the New York State Bar. Married with two children, Paul serves as a Director of Fednav Limited and the Pathy Family Foundation, and is active in the community and in philanthropy in his native Montreal.
Robert J. Pierot, Jr.
Jacq. Pierot Jr. & Sons, Inc.
Robert J. Pierot, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer of Jacq. Pierot Jr. & Sons, Inc., a privately held ship brokerage company celebrating its 125th year in business. Since 1979, Mr. Pierot has held various positions with the firm. Acting as a broker in sale and purchase, chartering transactions of oceangoing cargo vessels (bulk carriers, tankers, container) and offshore service vessels. Mr. Pierot also specializes in structuring financial transactions (leasing and debt) and asset programs for companies involved in both the US flagged and internationally flagged shipping markets, and has been involved in the financing of over 250 marine assets. Mr. Pierot has served as a Board Member of Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), and Chiles Offshore (which was sold to Ensco PLC in 2002). Jacq. Pierot Jr. & Sons were also part of the founding shareholders group of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CKOR). From 1980 through present, Mr. Pierot has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman of the Board from 2011-2013. Mr. Pierot has also served as a non-voting member of the United States Department of Transportation's Shipbuilding Subcommittee, the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council.
Marc Refsoe Holm
Desk Lead, US Fuel Desk
Maersk Oil Trading
Marc has 10 years in the Residual fuel oil and bunker industry. He is currently heading up Maersk Oil Trading's US residual desk and has been trading US residual markets the last 5 years. Marc has led large scale business development project in the Singapore, Rotterdam and US fuel oil markets. An active market participant in the major US and Latin American bunker markets, he has moved more than 9 mill bbls of marine fuel per year.
Andrew Smiley
Vice President of Shipping
Koch Supply & Trading
Twenty-two years at sea have earned Captain Andrew Smiley adventuresome tales to tell. Though anchored ashore for the past 14 years, his work is still in the water, moving products around the world. As vice president of shipping for Koch Supply & Trading, he manages the technical operations of 85-90 chartered ships at any given time. Upholding KS&T’s compliance and ethics standards, Captain Smiley thoroughly vets up to six vessels each day. “The safety and quality of ships these days is high,” he points out, “but we won’t take on a ship if it doesn’t meet our requirements.”
Adrian Tolson
Senior Partner
20|20 Marine Energy
With 30 years of experience he has a detailed knowledge and insight on the supply and demand side of fuel purchasing, as well as bunkering infrastructure development. His experience spans leadership roles with some of the industry’s largest marine fuel suppliers, including Chemoil Energy, where he was responsible for successfully driving the company through to IPO, and, as Vice President and General Manager he established OW Bunker’s physical supply operation in the US.
Gary Vogel
CEO and Director
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.
Mr. Vogel has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. since September 2015. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Vogel was Chief Executive Officer of Clipper Group Ltd., one of the world’s leading privately-held ship owning and operating groups. He was also a Partner and served as a Director of Clipper Group, Ltd. Mr. Vogel previously held the positions of co-Chief Executive Officer of Clipper Group Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of Clipper Bulk, a division of Clipper Group Ltd., which he joined in 2000. Before Clipper, Mr. Vogel was President of Van Ommeren Bulk Shipping (USA), Inc. Mr. Vogel graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation as well as a U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited Tonnage 3rd Officers License. Subsequently, he served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mr. Vogel currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ship Finance International and the Lloyd’s Register North America Advisory Committee. He is also a former Board Member of the American Institute for International Steel.
Michael Webber
Senior Analyst, Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Michael Webber, CFA, rejoined Wells Fargo Securities in 2010 as a director and Senior Equity Analyst covering Shipping & LNG. Prior to joining the company, Mike was a senior member of Deutsche Bank Securities' transportation equity research team, with lead responsibility for the ocean shipping and equipment leasing sector. For the past 4 years Mike has been named to Institutional Investor's All-America Research Team, finishing as the #1 ranked Shipping analyst in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Mike was also names the sector's best stock picker by the Financial Times and Starmine in 2013, finishing second in 2012. In 2014, Mike was named among the most accurate earnings estimators within the same survey. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mike was a senior associate on Wells Fargo's transportation research team from 2006 to 2009. Mike began his career in finance with Legg Mason. Mike is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds the CFA designation.