Baltic Exchange appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

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Janet Sykes, former head of communications at shipping services provider Clarksons Platou, will join the Baltic Exchange on 3 July as Chief Commercial Officer. The appointment fits with plans to create a digital maritime market infrastructure.

Janet Sykes worked at Clarksons Platou between 2010 and 2017 where she was
responsible for all internal and external communication and marketing. From 2001 to 2010 she was head of marketing at the Baltic Exchange and has previously worked as shipbroker at Howe Robinson between 1991 and 2000.

Baltic Exchange Chief Executive Mark Jackson said: »We’re delighted that Janet Sykes will be joining the team. She has global shipping experience with a strong focus on the derivative markets and data products. We have bold plans to provide more freight market benchmarks, increase our regulatory role and support our members in post-trading activities by creating a digital maritime market infrastructure. Strengthening our team is integral to realising this vision.«