Commercial Team

The management team under the direction of the Board of Directors (BOD) is responsible for undertaking day‐to‐day operations of the company in line with established framework. They provide regular reporting framework encompassing performance of the ship management including mutually agreed upon key performance indicators (KPIs).

The core of the management team plays a significant role in the development of the company and remains committed to serving the company’s external clients and charting further growth.

FELIX R. KNICK [ CHARTERING DIRECTOR ]

He joined the company in January 2020 and has been instrumental in setting up the Singapore entity. Prior to this, he was the Director of a German owner/operator in Singapore, HBC Asia, from 2008 up to 2019. He has vast experience in dry bulk shipping, having been in the industry since 1998. He started as an apprentice at Orion Bulkers where he acquired a bachelor’s degree (majoring in dry bulk) and worked in operations and as an ISM auditor. Subsequently, he joined Bison Ship Management (Chartering Assistant) and Platou Asia (Deputy Head & Chartering Broker).

ALAIN PINTO [ CHARTERING MANAGER ]

Alain is an experienced Chartering Manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry, and a background in engineering. Prior to joining the company in 2017 as Chartering Manager, Alain had 2 years’ experience in the engineering field followed by 4 years’ experience in shipping, working with companies such as Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Amarante Shipping Private Ltd. He is skilled in chartering, shipping management, benefits negotiation, and business intelligence.

Vema Nageswara Rao [ COMMERCIAL MANAGER ]

He joined the Campbell Nassau office as the Commercial Operations Manager in 2018. Captain Rao has over 29 years of experience in shipping, having sailed on various bulk carriers (SCI, Tolani, and MOL) for over 19 years. Prior to joining the Campbell team, he worked with Cargill Ocean Transportation at the post-fixture commercial operations desk. He has worked on a variety of projects, including IMOS, Veslink, and OpenText. He brings 9 years of post-fixture operations experience to Campbell Bulk.

RHONETTE LLOYD [ ACCOUNTS MANAGER ]

Rhonette joined the company in November 2017 as Senior Accountant after working with a Big 4 accounting firm. During this time, she gained invaluable exposure to an array of industries, companies, and accounting standards. Effective January 1, 2020, she was promoted to Accounts Manager for Campbell Bulk and its subsidiaries. She will be directly responsible for the oversight of finance, accounting, and reporting activities for offices located in both The Bahamas and Singapore.