Mark Williams is Research Director for Braemar Seascope in London, where he manages a team of analysts covering dry cargo, oil and gas tankers, container shipping and shipbuilding. Mark advises Braemar Seascope's clients around the world on shipping and financial market developments, assisting them with shipping investment and chartering decisions.
During his 15 years in shipping, Mark has led numerous advisory projects on the dry bulk, tanker, container, gas, offshore, Ro-Ro, multi-purpose, shipbuilding and ship recycling sectors.
Mark is a regular speaker at international shipping industry conferences and has made many presentations on the shipping industry to ship owners, ship builders, shipping banks and investors around the world. He is a published author of articles on shipping and operational research.
Prior to joining Braemar Seascope, Mark was Director of Consultancy for Maritime Strategies International (2009-2010), a shipping economics consultancy. Previously, Mark was Director of Consultancy at HSBC Shipping Services Ltd (2002-2009), where he authored the company's Weekly Commentary and co-authored the annual HSBC Global Shipping Markets Review.
Before joining HSBC, Mark worked (1996-2002) for MRC Business Information Group in Oxford and its parent company, Informa Plc, in London as a shipping analyst and as Head of Operational Research. Before joining MRC, Mark was a researcher and tutor at the University of Oxford.
Mark graduated B.A. in 1992 and M.A. in 1995 from the University of Oxford. He graduated M.Sc. in Industrial and Business Studies from Buckinghamshire New University in 1999.