Mr. Robert D. Somerville served as the Chief Executive Officer of American Bureau of Shipping Inc. (ABS) until April 2011 and Chairman until April 30, 2013. Mr. Somerville’s distinguished maritime career includes 40 years of service with ABS in various capacities.
He has served as Chairman of ABS Group and as Vice Chairman of the Maine Maritime Academy. He has been Independent Director of GasLog Ltd. since November 2011. He has served as Director of ABS Group of Companies, Inc., Keppel FELS Limited and Keppel Philippines Marine Inc. Mr. Somerville has been Trustee of Maine Maritime Academy since May 2008. He is a volunteer member of the MMA Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a Trustee of the Seaman’s Church Institute, NY. He was also Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies from 2005 to 2006.
Mr. Somerville holds a B.S. degree in marine engineering from Maine Maritime Academy and completed the Harvard Business Schools program for management development in 1987. He has also received honorary degrees from the Webb Institute in New York and Maine Maritime Academy. He has been a Member of the Scientific Council of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation since 2013.