Senior Management

Gernot Ruppelt

Senior Vice President, Chartering and Business Development

Gernot joined Ardmore in 2013 with extensive commercial experience in the maritime business.  He had worked as a Tanker Broker at Poten & Partners in New York for five years.  In the seven years prior Gernot worked for Maersk Broker and AP Moller – Maersk in Copenhagen, Singapore and Germany.

During his time at Poten & Partners, Gernot brokered longer term deals for crude oil, product and chemical tankers working on behalf of ship-owners and operators, oil traders, refineries and oil companies. As a broker at Maersk, Gernot concluded container ship contracts for third party business, and he also spent several years at Maersk’s liner organization, most recently as Trade Manager for their Pacific Eastbound trade.

Gernot is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in London. He also completed the two-year ‘Maersk International Shipping Education’ program and graduated from Hamburg Shipping School.