MASTERBULK PTE LTD
Stephen Fordham has been the Chairman of Masterbulk Pte Ltd since its incorporation in 1995. He was appointed as the full time Executive Chairman in April 2012 and also as CEO in July 2017, before resuming his role as non-executive Chairman in February 2018. A lawyer by training, he was a Partner at Wikborg Rein, between 2003 and 2012. Prior to that, he had been a Partner at Sinclair Roche and Temperley from 1986 to 1998, and subsequently a Consultant at Watson Farley and Williams from 1998 to 2003. A graduate of Oxford University (with an MA in Jurisprudence), he is qualified as a Solicitor, both in England and Wales and in Hong Kong, and is a Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore
Lars began his career at sea, sailing first with Salen and later with Stolt‐Nielsen, before advancing his career ashore with Stolt‐Nielsen, where he held several management positions. He was subsequently appointed as the Managing Director of International Tanker Management in Dubai. Before joining Masterbulk in February 2018, Lars held the position of Managing Director, Asia Pacific, with V Ships in Singapore. Lars is a Swedish national and has a BSc in Marine Engineering from the Merchant Marine Academy in Stockholm.
Senior Vice President Finance and Accounting, Singapore
Adrian was appointed Vice President in 2012, and Senior Vice President in 2017. He has a background in accounting, auditing, and tax as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (1999-2005). Before joining Masterbulk, he was Controller for BW Maritime (2005-2011). Educated at Nanyang Technological University, he holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and is a Singapore-qualified chartered accountant.