Rickmers Maritime

Cargo Ship

Mr Bertram R. C. Rickmers


Mr Bertram R. C. Rickmers is Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of the Trustee-Manager. He was appointed a member of the board of directors in February 2007. He is chairman of the board of Rickmers Holding GmbH & Cie. KG and the deputy chairman of the supervisory board of container terminal group, Eurokai KgaA. He is also on the advisory board of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics GmbH & Co. KG and the chemical group Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co.

Mr Rickmers started his career as a sales manager responsible for the planning of projects at the family-owned Rickmers Shipyard in Bremerhaven. In 1982, Mr Rickmers founded MCC Marine Consulting & Contracting GmbH in Hamburg, which specialises in shipbroking and in 1984, he established Rickmers Reederei in Hamburg, which today is one of the world's leading container shipping companies. In 2000, Mr Rickmers reacquired Rickmers Linie from Hapag-Lloyd, to which the Rickmers family had sold the majority shareholding in 1974.

After completion of schooling, Mr Rickmers spent his "traditional year at sea", after which he commenced studying law at the University of Hamburg and continued at the University of Freiburg where he received his degree in economics.

Mr Lim How Teck


Mr Lim How Teck is Lead Independent Director of the Trustee-Manager. He was appointed a member of the board of directors in February 2007. He is a shipping veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the industry.

Mr Lim is currently the Chairman and Director of NauticAWT Private Limited, Heliconia Capital Management Pte. Ltd., ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Limited and Redwood International Pte. Ltd. Mr Lim is also a Member of Appeals Committee of Singapore Exchange.

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the then University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the certified public/management accountancy bodies in Singapore, Australia and UK. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and an Associate of the Institute of Business Administration of Australia. Mr Lim graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Corporate Financial Management Course and Advanced Management Programme in 1983 and 1989 respectively. Mr Lim was awarded The Public Service Medal, PBM (Pingkat Bakti Masyarakat) National Day Award in 1999 and The Public Service Star, BBM (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) National Day Award in 2014.

Mrs Lee Suet Fern


Mrs Lee Suet Fern is an Independent Director of the Trustee-Manager. She was appointed a member of the board of directors in February 2007. She is the Chairman & Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC (formerly Stamford Law Corporation); her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets and corporate finance. Mrs Lee has been involved in many of Singapore's most significant corporate transactions and has been named a leading practitioner in numerous global professional publications.

Mrs Lee is an experienced director of public listed companies globally. Over the past 20 years, she has served on the boards of public listed companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and elsewhere, and has chaired various board committees. She currently sits on the board of directors of, among others, global insurance giant AXA (listed on the Paris Stock Exchange) and global healthcare company, Sanofi (listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange).

She is the chairman of the Asian Civilisations Museum Board, a member of the National Heritage Board, a member of the Senate of the Singapore Academy of Law where she also chairs the Committee on Legal Education and Studies, a member of the Advisory Board to the Law School at Singapore Management University where she also chairs the Expert Panel of Centre of Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia and a trustee for Nanyang Technological University.

Mrs Lee graduated from Cambridge University in 1980 with a double first in law and is a barrister-at-law at Gray's Inn, London and an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Mr Raymundo A. Yu Jr.


Mr Raymundo A. Yu Jr. is an Independent Director of the Trustee-Manager. He was appointed a member of the board of directors in May 2009. In October 2010, he was appointed chairman, Asia Pacific, of Threadneedle Investments, a member of the Ameriprise Financial Group. As chairman, Mr Yu spearheads the businesses of Threadneedle and Ameriprise in Asia.

Mr Yu spent 30 years in wealth management, global markets and investment banking with Merrill Lynch International where he held the position of chairman of the Merrill Lynch Group, Asia Pacific from 2000 to 2008.

During his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Mr Yu built and managed significant financial services franchises across the Asia Pacific region. He was credited for driving the growth of the bank's Global Private Client business across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions and was instrumental in the expansion of the entire Merrill Lynch Group in Asia. Mr Yu was dubbed the "Star of Asia" by Business Week Magazine in July 2005, and at the time of his retirement in 2008, he was the only Asian to be a chairman in a US investment bank in Asia Pacific.

Mr Yu is a member of the Board of Fellows of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA, and is active in various charity organisations in the Philippines and Singapore. He is the founding chairman of ABLE, a charity aligned to the physically challenged community in Singapore. Mr Yu also sits on the Board of Wildlife Reserves Singapore and is a member of AustralianSuper's Asian Advisory Committee and Bank Julius Baer & Co's Global Advisory Committee.

Mr Yu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines and a Masters in Business Administration in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.