Director, HR Maritime

Richard Watts

Richard has over 20 years experience in shipping, trading, insurance, finance and legal matters relating to physical commodities.

Richard started his trading career in 2000 working for two of the leading independent rice trading companies. During this time Richard worked in various sectors of the business including contract execution, legal, insurance and shipping.

In 2008 Richard created HR Maritime, based in Geneva to provide bespoke professional services to the trading and shipping community. HR Maritime presently offers consulting, outsourcing and training to the industry. Richard works tirelessly to improve the industry through technological advances, efficiency enhancement and error reduction.

Richard is the President of the Geneva branch of The Propeller Club and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Unrelated to his daily work, Richard is also the President of SOS Mediterranean Suisse.