Dr. Martin Stopford is a graduate of Oxford University and holds a PhD in International Economics from London University. During his 35 year career in the Maritime Industry he has held positions as Director of Business Development with British Shipbuilders, Global Shipping Economist with Chase Manhattan Bank N.A., and Chief Executive of Lloyds Maritime Information Services. Currently he is Managing Director of Clarkson Research and an executive director of Clarksons PLC.
He is a Visiting Professor at the City University Business School in London and Copenhagen Business School and is a regular lecturer and course leader at Cambridge Academy of Transport. His publications include "Maritime Economics", the widely used shipping text, and many published papers on shipping economics and ship finance.