Coco Vroon steps down

Coco Vroon has stepped down as managing director of Dutch owner Vroon, just days after the company announced an agreement with lenders on a restructuring deal.

The company said that as a shareholder Vroon, who will step down at the end of April, will have the opportunity to devote more time to the long-term development of the company.

Herman Marks will step up from his role of CFO to take on the CEO position and lead the restructuring process.

Coco Vroon, who had been managing director of the company since 1995, commented: “I am happy we have reached the next phase in the restructuring process of this fantastic company. Shipping markets are improving after a very tough period, although there is still a lot of work to be done. I am certain I am leaving the Group in excellent hands.”

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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