Paul Bartlett

After graduating with a degree in Nautical Studies from Plymouth, UK, Paul Bartlett joined Seatrade Magazine, a monthly international shipping business publication, as a trainee journalist. He spent ten years there, five of them as Editor, before joining Paul Slater's First International Capital Ltd in London, where he ran the Research Department and assisted on the generation of new business.

Nine years later, he moved on to help establish The London Shipping Consultancy, a technical and commercial survey, valuation and due diligence firm providing services to ship finance institutions and law firms. Since 2001 he has worked independently and is today Regional Director for Europe for First International.