Rob Grool to step down at Zeaborn Ship Management

Rob Grool will step down as CEO at Hamburg-based Zeaborn Ship Management on November 15. Current COO, Michael Brandhoff, has been selected as Grool’s replacement with Grool staying on in an advisory role through to the end of the year.

Grool had been in charge since May 2019. His previous roles included stints with Vroon, Seaspan and Wallem.

“It has been a real pleasure to see Zeaborn Ship Management establish itself as an international third-party ship management company that is ahead of the curve, for instance on environmental/ESG/sustainability skills, to support our customers’ decarbonisation and emission-reduction goals,” Grool stated in a note to clients.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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