Paddy Rodgers is too young to be in a museum and too valuable to be sidelined during what might be one of the most challenging and difficult periods in shipping. We were wondering when someone would see the opportunity and seize it.
This week, Ravi Mehrotra, the Executive Chairman of the Foresight Group brought Paddy back into the fold, announcing his appointment to the company’s board as a non-executive director. With 35+ years in shipping, Paddy has seen it all. While Paddy had many accomplishments over his long career, it was his leadership in setting up Euronav for success that stands out for us. Still, new challenges await. He will have to help steer Foresight through a pandemic and climate change, events never before experienced or dealt with.
While he can still spend time in the museum, Paddy’s experience and knowledge will be focused on the future helping Foresight to expand its environmentally-friendly maritime and offshore business. Moreover, the opportunity allows us to welcome back a leading industry spokesman.