Monday, March 12, 2018 - The Metropolitan Club, New York City


Robert (Bob) P. Burke
Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Ridgebury Tankers

CEO and founder of Westport CT based Ridgebury Tankers - 2013-Present. Ridgebury owns 20 oil tankers ranging from 46,000 product tankers to 307,000 DWT VLCC's. Ridgebury Tankers is a private equity backed company owned by Riverstone Holdings and Ridgebury's Management.

CEO of Chembulk Tankers- 2006-2007. Owner of 19 stainless chemical tankers. Acquired in a leveraged buyout by a small management team and AMA Capital Partners in 2006. The company was and sold to Indonesian buyers in 2007.

Partner and founder of Great Circle Capital, a private equity fund with investments in shipping and logistics. Great Circle invested in port and infrastructure projects in the developing world.

1990-1998. Led shipping financing and investment activities as Managing Director of GE Capital Ship Finance Group.

Received an MBA Columbia University in 1985

US Merchant Marine Academy 1981 graduate, served as ship's officer for three years aboard tankers.

Bob has been married to the former Lessley Davis since 1988. They have two children, Lindy 18 and John 15 and live in Ridgefield, CT.