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CMA Shipping
38th Annual Expo & Conference
March 21-23, 2023Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Mark O'Neil
President & CEO/ President at Columbia Shipmanagement/ Intermanager


Mark O'Neil is the President and CEO of Columbia Group. As a Partner with Stephenson Harwood LLP and Reed Smith LLP for 17 years, Mark headed up international law firm Reed Smith LLP's German Shipping Team, and also co-lead the firm's Offshore Department. His clients included Ship Owners, Charterers, Insurers, Management Companies, Banks, Oil Companies and Offshore Contractors worldwide with a particular focus on the German, Scandinavian, Greek, Dutch, South American and Cypriot markets. He therefore has an in-depth knowledge of the shipping, ship management, banking and offshore sectors. Mark chairs and/or speaks at numerous maritime and banking conferences and seminars worldwide. He is a passionate advocate of performance optimisation, digitalisation, crew training and the Human Element within the shipping and ship management industry and regularly speaks on these matters. In December 2020 Mark was elected as President of InterManager.

He is also the CEO of Schoeller Holdings, an investment company with majority holdings in various private companies engaged in maritime activities, especially ship owning, ship management, liner and project services, as well as commercial and chartering. Schoeller Holdings currently owns a diversified fleet of 47 vessels with 16 newbuildings on order. A secondary field of activities centers around leisure and entertainment, with particular emphasis on hotel management and restaurants.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Panel Discussion - State of the Maritime Industry

  • Shipmanagement Roundtable: Crew Supply and recruiting the next-generation seafarers