Karel Peters - CEO of MR Marine Group

Karel (Dutch) has a MSc in Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management (EUR). He was CEO of Royal Burger Group (agencies and logistics), and subsequently was CEO of S5 Agency World Ltd for seven years. He joined MR Marine Group in June 2020. 

We asked Karel a few questions about himself:

1. What do you like most about working at MR Marine Group?

There are two things that I like most: people and the industry. Both the employees and the investors are a group of enthusiastic, smart, ambitious, intense, and fun people. Also, I like that the company is in the shipping business since all my life I have worked in this field.

2. What is your greatest achievement (work or personal)?

It is a balance between family and business. So on the one hand, together with my wife raising three great kids, and on the other hand inspiring teams of people to grow and build great businesses, going over and above what they thought was possible.

3. What motivates you?

To live a long and happy life with the people that are important to me, and to use my working life to build a successful business that makes a difference in the shipping industry, and that is a great place for people to develop.

4. What values drive you?

  • Family
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Harmony
  • Winning

5. Favourite quote

Instead of obsessing over the things you cannot change, focus on what you can. Your attitude, your mindset, your energy.

What are your favorite hobbies?

  • Golf
  • Watching Sports
  • Football
Karel Peters - CEO of MR Marine Group