Other members of the Board of Advisors
Deputy Chair of the LISW Board of Advisors
Chairman, The Baltic Exchange
CEO / Managing Director - Europe Division
Hutchison Ports UK / Hutchison Group
General Manager, Global Operations Commercial Services
Shell International Trading & Shipping
Chairman, Global Shipping, Logistics & Offshore
Citigroup
Secretary General
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Group Head of Commercial Offshore Wind
Associated British Ports
Chief Executive Officer
International Group of P&I Clubs

Charles (Bud) Darr

Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs
MSC Group

An experienced global maritime leader in the areas of policy, government, and related law, Bud Darr is Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs of MSC Group which operates in 155 countries.

Having served in the US Navy, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard, as well as being an accomplished ocean yacht racer, Bud’s longstanding connection with the sea and ships is both personal and professional.

Bud began his education in Submarine Nuclear Engineering and later obtained his formal undergraduate education at the US Merchant Marine Academy, where he was trained as a Deck Officer. During his service with the US Coast Guard, he studied law at the George Washington University Law School. He most recently led the Maritime Policy efforts of the Cruise Lines International Association prior to joining the MSC Group in 2017.

Today, Bud is engaged across MSC’s Cargo and Passenger divisions, developing the company’s central Government Affairs function, based at the Group’s headquarters in Geneva. He is closely involved in MSC’s response to developments in environmental public policy and regulation and other industry-wide issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, maritime security, safety at sea, and international shipping policy.

He serves on the Boards for the UK Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping, Liberian Shipowners’ Council, and Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel.

Other members of the Board of Advisors
Deputy Chair of the LISW Board of Advisors
Chairman, The Baltic Exchange
CEO / Managing Director - Europe Division
Hutchison Ports UK / Hutchison Group
General Manager, Global Operations Commercial Services
Shell International Trading & Shipping
Chairman, Global Shipping, Logistics & Offshore
Citigroup
Secretary General
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Group Head of Commercial Offshore Wind
Associated British Ports
Chief Executive Officer
International Group of P&I Clubs

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