Max has around ten years experience across commodities and dry-bulk shipping in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Open Mineral, Max worked as a Shipbroker at Howe Robinson Partners in London and Shanghai. More recently, Max was a Chartering Manager for ship owner Torvald Klaveness, during which he serviced a broad portfolio of industrial clients from multi-national traders to Chinese state owned mining conglomerates. Max studied Chinese language and literature at East China University and obtained an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School. In addition to his native English, Max is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.