Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Lars Juul Jorgensen
Over 30 years of International Shipping, Commercial and Management experience, majority of which working for leading Ship-owners / Pool Manager and Chartering-Operating companies, and leading Shipbrokers.
Previous working positions include CEO of Dubai Navigation Corp, Excel Maritime Ltd, Quintana Maritime Ltd , Tsakos Shipping & Trading SA, TORM A/S, Simpson, Spence & Young, Maersk Broker Hong Kong, Lorentzen & Stemoco (Athens), Byron E. Vernicos Shipping Enterprises and Wigham-Richardson Shipbrokers, London.
Winner of “Best CEO in U.A.E.’s Shipping Industry 2019” by Business Worldwide. Winner of the title as “Most Outstanding Tanker and Container Investment Company 2019 – U.A.E.” by Acquisition INTL magazine’s 2019 Global Excellence Awards. He holds a BSc Degree from Niels Brock University of Denmark and attended ICS.
Chief Business Officer
Richard J. E. France
Senior Executive with circa 25 years shipping, commodity trading and finance experience operating at board level for more than a decade.
Richard has worked for several prominent institutions, gaining experience as Global head of Finance for Infinity Trading, Global Head of Trading for DTA/North Star Ltd, Head of Projects for Ernst Russ GmbH, General Manager for EIRON Eisenerz Und Rohstoff GmbH & Co. KG and Commercial Tanker Management for NOCZIM.
A pioneer in the strategic development of businesses operating primarily in the Maritime and Commodity sectors, during his career to date Richard has raised in excess of U.S $ 1 billion in financing for several prominent privately controlled shipping, mining and natural resource trading ventures with some the industry’s leading hedge funds and financial institutions.
He holds a degree (Magna cum laude) in Economics and International Law from Warwick University.
Chief Operating Officer
An international Senior Executive, with over 27 years of extensive commercial and operational experience within numerous sectors of Shipping, Oil & Gas industry.
Position includes MD/Director/General manager of market leading Ship-management company Synergy Marine Group & Alpha Ori Technologies.
Director of Pools at Teekay Tankers.
Regional Director – Atlantic and Head of Corporate & Assets for Topaz Energy & Marine.
Head of Commercial & Operations of Gulf Navigation Holding (tanker and dry cargo shipowner)
Head of Middle East Chartering with pool partner Navig8, Co-founder and CEO of DA-Desk and leading teams within ship brokerages E.A. Gibson Shipbrokers, Clarksons and Maersk Broker.
Rune is educated in MAERSK and graduated from the leadership and management program M.I.S.E., He attended The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and is previously an officer in the Danish Army.