Global Ports Holding appoints Martin Brown as investor relations director

Martin Brown brings extensive capital markets experience to Global Ports Holding Plc Martin Brown brings extensive capital markets experience to Global Ports Holding Plc

Global Ports Holding PLC, the world’s largest cruise port operator, announced the appointment of Martin Brown as investor relations director. He will be based in the UK and will report directly to ceo, Emre Sayın.

Brown brings extensive capital markets experience to Global Ports Holding Plc having worked in this field for almost 20 years, as both an equity analyst and investment manager. He was awarded the CFA Charter in 2007.

Most recently, he was an equity analyst covering the transport, travel and leisure sectors and head of the Edinburgh office at Shore Capital, a London listed independent investment group. Brown previously worked as an investment manager for ten years, managing a range of mandates for institutional clients and investment trusts.

Sayin commented, 'Martin's strong communication skills and extensive City experience will play an integral role in our interactions with investors. We look forward to working with him as we develop our business and seek to deliver on our international growth strategy.'

'GPH has a unique position in the market and is undertaking an important period of development as it grows. I look forward to working with the GPH team to enhance our interactions with the investment community,' noted Brown.

GPH has been strengthening its global team (cruise veteran’s Mark Robinson and Colin Murphy have recently joined the company in key roles).

GPH's portfolio consists of investments in 15 ports in 7 countries and continues to grow steadily. Most recently it was awarded a concession by the Port Authority of Zadar to operate its Gazanica cruise and passenger port for a duration of 20 years, subject to final agreement. GPH provides services for 7m passengers reaching a market share of 23% in the Mediterranean annually.

Pre-registered attendees at Seatrade Cruise Med will have an opportunity to see the new cruise terminal operated by Lisbon Cruise Terminals (LCT), part of Global Ports Holding, on September 18, 2018.


Posted 16 April 2018

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Mary Bond

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