Charles Baker took up the position of CEO of DCT as of 9th July.
A UK national, Charles is an experienced port industry executive. He started his career with Canada Maritime Agencies, a Canada’s CP Ships company acquired by Hapag-Lloyd AG. He moved across the "K" Line agency before joining the Port of Felixstowe (HPH) in 1993 as a ship planner. Between 1993-2000 Charles worked in various operational and supervisory roles in planning and shift management areas before pursuing an interest in Sales and Marketing, moving to HPH's Thamesport. In the following years, he moved back to Felixstowe as Commercial Manager UK and then worked in Brasil for HPH. After that experience, he became HPH Commercial and Business Development Director in Barcelona. In 2008 Charles joined APM Terminals Commercial efforts in expansion at their global HQ in The Hague and managed the MSC and CMA CGM accounts worldwide. As part of the new Executive team, Charles returned to Spain to manage Noatum Ports, an JP Morgan Investment Fund investment. His last position before joining DCT Gdańsk was General Manager of PSA's terminal - TC Mariel in Cuba, a greenfield site opened in 2014.
Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board
Adam Zolnowski joined DCT in May 2012. Prior to this he was Director at PwC, for 5 years leading the inward investment practice.
Adam gained his wide experience also as Director General of the Polish Competition Authority and President of Polish Information & Foreign Investment Agency.
In his professional career he worked with large international companies like LG, Samsung, Sharp, EoN and others to assist them to locate in Poland and Central-Eastern Europe. He was a member of Polish Securities and Exchange Commission, The Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Commission and an adviser of Uzbekistan government. More recently Adam was in charge of developing strategies for the Pomerania Region in Poland, where DCT is located.
He is an author of several publications in the area of foreign investment and competition.
Adam graduated Gdansk University and University of Sussex. He completed controller’s application of Supreme Chamber of Control and Executive Management Program by Swedish Institute.
Chief Operations Officer, Member of the Board
Ross and joined Baltic Hub as COO in September.
Ross is a vastly experienced shipping and port industry executive. He started his career as a ship’s officer and after a decade at sea, joined Ports of Auckland in his home country of New Zealand. In 2005 Ross joined APM Terminals Regional COO for Asia & Oceania based in Singapore. In 2008 he transferred to APMT HQ where he was globally responsible for Terminal Design and Innovation, with a special focus on automated and semi-automated terminal operations. After 5 years back in New Zealand introducing automation to Ports of Auckland, he re-joined APMT as COO of their 3.0 MTEU transshipment hub in Tanger-Med, Morocco.