Robert Maxwell

Mar 29 2018

It is with deep regret that BSM has announced the passing of Robert (Bob) Maxwell, managing director of the Singapore office.

Bob passed away on 26th March after a long struggle with cancer.


He trained as a mechanical engineer at Southampton College of Higher Education and started his career at sea in 1988 as a 2nd Engineer and in 1993 became a Chief Engineer officer sailing on Capesize bulk carriers.


In 1996, he joined Hanseatic Shipping as a Chief Engineer sailing on large containerships and gas carriers.


After a succession of roles of increasing seniority, Bob was appointed Managing Director of BSM Singapore in 2014. Since that time, Bob managed to grow the business, expanding it significantly.


Bob was not only supportive with his shore personnel, but also with cadets. Until recently, he was involved in a global programme aiming at enhancing the professional development and career of the cadets.


Bob joined IMarEST Singapore Joint Branch in 2004 and because of his substantial contribution was awarded the highest distinction of an ‘Honorary Fellowship’ from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).


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