A truly global sector, shipping is facing a triad of challenges: geopolitical shifts, technological disruption (digitization, AI and beyond) and a powerful imperative for sustainability.

In the area of global sustainability, new IMO regulations (International Maritime Organisation) are set to make shipping a prime conduit. These include the imposition of a low sulphur cap and a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. The drive for cleaner fuels such as LNG and biofuels is rising to the top of agendas. Indeed, shipping is one of the most proactive industries in sustainability terms, investing more in new technologies than any other sector.

Leaders For What’s Next

As a consequence, our clients are seeking a new breed of leaders: outstanding professionals with a triple focus on sustainability, technological solutions and environmental stewardship. Meanwhile there is an intensifying quest for C-suite and board diversity in terms of demographics and thought.

Our Expertise

Amrop’s global Shipping Practice is configured to meet the demands of dynamic, globalizing organizations in the maritime sector.

Based on over 40 years’ experience, we blend local market expertise with global resources to support the cost-effective, robust and sustainable deployment of local, regional and global talent. Our structured approach to Executive Search, Board and Leadership Services is based on knowledge of key sector players and trends and a top-level client and candidate network.

We identify leaders to fit your context: your culture, structure, and strategic goals. We understand the drivers of the multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce and can assist you in designing a compelling employee value proposition.


We offer a spectrum of executive staffing solutions. 80% of candidates placed by Amrop in the shipping sector are at Upper Management, C-suite or Board Level.


Click below to meet our global Shipping Core Team:

Thomas Hofer, Singapore

Christian Reich, Copenhagen

Peter Poulsen, Copenhagen

Willem Ledeboer, Amsterdam

Esben Poulsson, Senior Advisor, Singapore


Contact Us to learn more about our capabilites.