Lars Robert Pedersen has over 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, which combined with his insight into IMO makes him a respected authority on technical and regulatory issues.
In early 2010, Robert was appointed Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO, which is the world’s largest international shipping association providing a wide range of services to over 2,200 members globally.
Robert leads a team of experts responsible for BIMCO's technical, security and operational activities. This includes direct membership services and active involvement in regulatory developments related to ship operation at international and regional levels. BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and advocates for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity.
Before joining BIMCO, he had a career at A.P. Moller-Maersk handling regulatory affairs and technical management of the Maersk fleet of container ships after having spent 7 years as a seagoing officer. Robert holds an unlimited Chief Engineer’s licence.