Foreguard Shipping is a young, dynamic and entrepreneurial company with a passion for the maritime industry.
Founded in 2016, Foreguard Shipping owns and operates a diversified fleet of 7 high-quality, oceangoing vessels and a small portfolio of other investments in the maritime industry.
The bulk of Foreguard Shipping's forecast revenue is derived from long-term, fixed-rate bareboat and time charters.
Foreguard Shipping is financed by a variety of capital providers, focusing on operating and finance leases as well as traditional ship finance. Optimising the capital structure is a key focus of the business and a differentiator in current challenging markets.
The Foreguard Shipping team comprises experienced shipping professionals with expertise across shipping, finance, legal and restructuring disciplines.
We partner with world class ship managers, operators and commercial managers to provide safe, efficient and optimised performance.
Alan was named Young Person Of The Year 2016 at the 9th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia, and also named in Lloyds List Next Generation 2015 as one of “Shipping’s Rising Stars”.
Prior to becoming Managing Director of Foreguard Shipping, Alan was CEO and the Executive member of the Board of Directors of FSL Trust Management, the Trustee-Manager of FSL Trust, a Singapore-listed shipping trust. He was responsible for the turnaround of FSL Trust from August 2013 to early 2017.
During his tenure at FSL Trust, the total unitholder return was over 93%, representing an IRR for investors in excess of 20% per annum, despite the back drop of challenging shipping markets.
Prior to FSL, Alan was CEO of a privately-owned product tanker business (since May 2007) and previously a M&A/corporate finance banker at Lazard and Dresdner Kleinwort.
Alan holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.