The senior members of the AFM consulting team comprise ....

Robin Lambert , C.E.O Robin Lambert , C.E.O. - In Asia since 1982, Robin has over 25 years' investment and maritime industry experience, primarily in securities and ship broking, and 20 years in executive search. Having trained at sea, he initially worked in London and Hong Kong as broker to major shipping fleets and charterers, including the in-house shipping activities of Jardine Matheson and later moved into the financial industry at the leading independent Asian brokerage firm Crosby Securities and was soon responsible for its business in Japan. He opened and built the firm's office in Tokyo from 1992 dealing with all major Japanese institutional clients and moved to be Sales Director of both ING Baring Securities in Singapore and Barclays Capital in London.

Robin established AFM in Hong Kong and Tokyo in 1998 and later added an outsourcing business which introduced international firms to the Asia/Japan investor base. He is based in Hong Kong but is often in Singapore and Tokyo.

Tony Fordyce, Partner Tony Fordyce, Partner - has over 30 years' legal and maritime industry experience in London, Tokyo, Athens and Shanghai, mainly handling ship sale and purchase, long-term chartering and projects, but also dealing with ship-management, insurance, registration, manning and related aspects of ship-owning. Tony qualified and practiced as a barrister, before moving into shipbroking with RB Hunt & Partners with which he moved to Tokyo working with a subsidiary of publicly-listed Sankyu Inc. He then worked independently in ship sale & purchase and chartering, also giving legal assistance to Japanese ship-owners and is an appointee to the Panel of the Tokyo Maritime Arbitration Commission (TOMAC).

Tony also worked in Shanghai for the ship-owning arm of a major private Chinese shipbuilder and in Athens with a Greek ship-owner. Tony is based in Tokyo, but is often in Shanghai.

Gordon Bennett, Senior Consultant and Head of Technology, Hong Kong Gordon Bennett, Senior Consultant and Head of Technology, Hong Kong - The extensive impact of Information Technology across our industries has made senior-level technology and cyber security leaders more critical than ever before. Gordon Bennett expands AFM’s capabilities to source CIO, CISO and senior IT executive searches for companies where robust technology and information systems are integral to the business, such as shipping and logistics, commodity trading, financial services, and telecommunications. Like all AFM senior management Gordon has lengthy real working expertise of the industries he covers, mostly in the Asia/Pacific region, with over 35 years IT experience encompassing a broad spectrum of leadership roles including Data Center Management, Systems Engineering, and Technology Risk Management. He was most recently a Senior Director of Presales for Dell Technologies in the Asia Pacific region. He led a diverse team of Solution Architects dedicated to co-innovating with Dell’s Cloud and System Integration partners to help customers securely accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Gordon was a senior manager at Standard Chartered Bank with a remit to reengineer the Bank’s IT Service Delivery practices in managing technology risk and controls and he began his career with IBM as a university hire. He held a number of engineering and management positions during his 17 years with this iconic technology company and gained hands-on experience in transforming large enterprises by leveraging IBM’s capabilities in cloud, data management, and security.

Frank M Andersen , Senior Consultant, Singapore Frank M Andersen, Senior Consultant, Singapore - is a passionate maritime expert and a transformational leader, with over 30 years of maritime experience working for A.P. Moller - Maersk (25 Years), Lloyds Chartering (2 years) and Klaveness (6 years). Frank has spent over 20 years of his maritime career working in Asia (Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore).

The many years in the maritime industry have given him an in-depth knowledge about all the commercial, technical, and operational aspects and the challenges that the industry is faced with and how these can be addressed and solved by working with the right technology, teams, and people.

Frank has an MBA in Financial and Management Accounting from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He graduated from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland in "Building on Talent" and holds a certificate in Driving Strategic Innovation from MIT in Boston. He is also an associate mediator at Singapore Mediation Centre.

Noriko Morishima-Iba, Search Manager, Tokyo Noriko Morishima-Iba, Search Manager, Tokyo - Born in Oslo, brought up in London and New York with an expat trading house family. After finishing at Sophia University, Noriko joined an IT service company, Sema Group (former Schlumberger-Sema ) in Tokyo, then joined ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) in Singapore, acquiring knowledge and experience of the shipping business. She later returned to Tokyo to join Ship-owner Kumiai Senpaku and later became Executive Assistant to its President. She accumulated expertise and a broad network in the global shipping circle, travelling extensively through shipping centres and beyond. Noriko also lived in Manila and, with her husband who is also in the shipping business, was an active member of the shipping community regionally.

Satoshi Takenaka, Advisor, Tokyo/Representative, London - has over 20 years' experience in FX Derivatives trading and the Cash/Derivatives Exchange business. Tak started his career with the Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank before joining Chemical Bank, New York with responsibility for Japanese corporate FX trading. He moved to Barclays Bank, London in 1990 where he was responsible for starting a new Japan desk in the treasury division, followed by a five-year term with LIFFE (London International Financial Futures & Options Exchange) where he headed the Japan desk. From 1998 until 2003 he worked as the Deputy Chief Representative for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, then with Xinhua Finance as Managing Director of Corporate Communications, and in 2006 he joined AFM.

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