Gernot Ruppelt is Chief Commercial Officer for Ardmore Shipping Corporation. Mr. Ruppelt has extensive experience in the maritime business and has been in charge of Ardmore’s commercial activities since joining as Chartering Director in 2013, after which he was promoted to Senior Management in the following year. Prior to Ardmore he was a Projects Broker with Poten in New York for five years. During the first seven years of his career, Mr. Ruppelt worked for Maersk in Copenhagen, Singapore, and Germany. He has been a Council Member with INTERTANKO since 2017, and in June 2018 Mr. Ruppelt was appointed Chairman of INTERTANKO’s Worldscale & Markets Committee. He is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Mr. Ruppelt completed the two-year ‘Maersk International Shipping Education’ program and graduated from Hamburg Shipping School.