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After graduating from Oxford University, Bob served in the Royal Navy for almost three decades, rising to the rank of Commodore. The former mariner served at sea and commanded several Royal Navy warships and a multinational coalition Task Group before working at the Ministry of Defence in a number of strategic roles. He assumed the role of CEO of the Gibraltar Port Authority in May 2014.

“The shipping industry is changing all the time and the ICS is a vital organisation at the heart of the international shipping regime. It provides strong leadership and brings together associations from across the world to develop new policies and supports the Chamber as we promote and defend the role of shipping across the UK and the wider world.”

Bob Sanguinetti

Bob Sanguinetti was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the UK Chamber of Shipping in July 2018. His role includes responsibility for the UK shipping industry’s relations with government and other relevant bodies (national and international) on all fiscal, economic, employment, safety and environment, security and other issues.