Sultan Riaz Khan has over 40 years of experience in the shipping industry, including commercial operations of a fleet of Drybulk vessels, Crude, Product tankers and was on the Board of Eagle Container Lines. He has hands-on experience in chartering, negotiating and executing COAs, as well as in sales and purchase and selling vessels for recycling.
Riaz established and successfully ran Marinav Shipping & Trading, an ISI 9002 certified company involved in chartering and S&P, in Geneva for 10 years and is also a citizen of Switzerland and Canada.
Joined DVB Bank to create a research department and served as Managing Director of Research & Strategic Planning with a 12 member team, covering 1,500 vessels in 17 sectors, 66 Sub Sectors, with a portfolio of $15.9 billion. Riaz was a voting member of the investment fund SIIM with some 80 vessels. During this period Riaz was also elected as Chairman of the Editorial Board of Equasis.
Riaz left DVB bank in April 2013, after 12 years, and is now working under the umbrella of Tavlon Consultancy, on potential profitability of investments or workouts in the Maritime industry. Clients include those involved in Private Equity, Hedge Funds, or individuals who are already involved, or wish to be involved in the shipping industry.