As of January 1st Raymond Ko is appointed Managing Partner of Marstrat. Raymond succeeds Martin Bloem, who was responsible for setting-up the company and the successful first years of operation. Martin steps down because of engagements in various commercial projects, amongst others the interim management role at Deal! Drecht Cities. Martin will stay on as Marstrat partner.
Bloem was Marstrat’s CEO from the start of the company in 2015 and created the foundation of the market position and brand Marstrat has today. He feels confident that Raymond will continue this success and lead the company into the next phase. Bloem explains: ‘Raymond has 18 years of experience as an all-round maritime financial expert. He enjoys respect and has a vast network in the maritime industry. This makes him the right man for the job. Exactly what Marstrat needs to keep delivering value to our clients.’
Raymond Ko was appointed Marstrat partner in September 2016. Previously he worked as a ship finance expert for international banks in the UK and the Netherlands, supporting the development of maritime companies in the Netherlands and internationally. Ko: ‘It is my goal to continue the growth of Marstrat and to explore new opportunities to help clients deal with difficulties that come with today’s reality. Our added value lies in the complementary areas of expertise, skills and networks of the Marstrat partners. Because of this we can act as a one-stop shop and are able to deliver cross-disciplinary services and solution to our clients.’
Marstrat is a strategic consultancy firm that provides a unique combination of technological, business, financial and legal expertise to the maritime sector. The company simplifies, organises and supports in order to solve cross-disciplinary maritime challenges. Marstrat’s partners speak the language of the industry and understand the international markets. They operate at senior managerial level, have extensive experience, and an undisputed track record in the maritime sector.