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Max Williams
Fleet Operations Director at Arc Africa


Max Williams is the Chief Operating Officer at Africa Risk Compliance (ARC), a West Africa-focused support company specialising in maritime security, underwater services, agency services and operational support. Working in maritime security since 2012, Max has been deeply engaged in commercial maritime security operations in the Gulf of Guinea, South East Asia, where he resided for some months, and the Indian Ocean. Max has a deep understanding of the complex security landscape in West Africa, with expert knowledge on compliance, legislation, security provision and intelligence. Having lead the development of ARC’s intelligence offerings, Max has contributed to IMB statistics and has advised key industry bodies including P&I Clubs, governments, regional authorities and the wider shipping sector and had also taken an active role in the drafting of industry guidance.

Agenda Sessions

  • Arming Seafarers with the Correct Knowledge