- world market leader
- technicians in 134 ports
- certified for all brands
Karel Peters - CEO
Karel (Dutch) has a MSc in Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management (EUR). He has been working in the shipping industry since 1992, first as chartering and bunker broker, then as bunker trader and executive with World Fuel Services. Karel 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 to succeed Nick Bosch van Rosenthal, who founded MR Marine Group in 2002.
Suresh Gopalsamy - Technical Director
Suresh (Indian) has a degree in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering as well as Computer Science. He started as an Installation Engineer for Mitsubishi new equipment business, and later as Project Manager for large-scale projects. Suresh has over 20 years’ experience in elevator maintenance and service sales. He joined MR Elevator in 2014 as a Project Manager. In 2015 Suresh was promoted to become the technical heart of MR Marine Group as Technical Manager.
Sara Bernardi - Key Accounts Director
Sara (Italian) holds a bachelor’s degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation, Translation and Interpreting, and a master’s degree in Conference Interpreting. Sara is fluent in Italian, English, and German, and worked as an Interpreter at the start of her career. She then moved into Sales and Account Management working for trading company Adrianaval in Triest/Italy (marine safety equipment, life rafts and rescue boats), obtaining valuable experience with Italian ship owners and shipyards.
Shikin Jaafar – Operations Director
Shikin (Singaporean) has a mixed technological and business background. She has a degree in Mechatronics and worked for 5 years at Philips Consumer Electronics in Singapore before complementing her technical knowledge with a Masters in International Business from Erasmus University. She now combines her technical and business expertise as our Operations Manager.
Hubert Duizer - Group Financial Manager
Hubert (Dutch) has a BSc in Business Economics. Before joining MR Marine Group in 2016, he did freelance work for various established accountancy firms in The Netherlands. Hubert has brought a wealth of experience to the Group, which ensures our companies’ stable financial position is maintained.
Nick Bosch van Rosenthal - Board Member
Nick (Dutch) graduated in 1992 from the Delft University of Technology (MSc Mech Eng). He worked for companies such as Barloworld-Caterpillar (Technical Manager Southern Africa and Spain) and ThyssenKrupp Elevators (Division Director Netherlands), was director of Amadeus, founded a Medical Clinic (HaaglandenKliniek), and was CEO of Belvilla holiday homes. Nick established MR Elevator BV company in 2002.