Jeremy Penn was Chief Executive of the Baltic Exchange from 2003-2017, following 20 years with Reuters Group PLC where he held a wide range of positions specialising in technology and marketing related to financial information. He was Managing Director of Reuters Asia and was appointed to Reuters Executive Committee in 1996. He has lived and worked in France, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and the USA as well as the UK.
He chaired the Steering Group for London International Shipping Week 2015 and 2017. He is a Trustee of the Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) and the National Maritime Museum.
He was educated at Warwick School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford and later took the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.