First Bahamian Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Appointed to Head The Bahamas Maritime Authority

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Minister for The Environment, Minister Earl D Deveaux, the Chairman, Mr Ian Fair, and Board of Directors of The Bahamas Maritime Authority are pleased to announce the appointment of Commodore Davey F Rolle, former Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, as the first Bahamian Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA). The BMA, which administers the third largest ship register in the world, has offices in London, New York and Nassau, and agencies in Japan, Germany and Greece.

Commodore Rolle, comes to The Bahamas Maritime Authority with extensive experience in the maritime sector through his military career, which spanned over a near thirty year period; ten of which he held the post as Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. He has been commended for his dedicated, exemplary service, both within The Bahamas and the Caribbean Region.

As Managing Director, Commodore Rolle, will have full responsibility for the day to day management of the Authority, and will work closely with the Board to ensure that The Bahamas Maritime Authority continues to meet the needs of its ship-owners, fulfil its obligations to relevant international organizations, (e.g. IMO and ILO), and remain the “flag of choice” within the industry.

Mr Rolle holds an Engineering Degree from the Royal Naval Engineering College in Devon, England, and currently serves as The Bahamas’ Ambassador to Haiti and non-resident Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. He is married to Stephanie Rolle, and they have two children and a granddaughter. Commodore Rolle is expected to take up his appointment in early January 2010.

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