Joshua Shapiro joined Liberty Maritime Corporation (LMC) as part of the company’s Strategic Planning and Operations departments. He quickly advanced to the position of Vice President and expanded his responsibilities to include Chartering, Business Development and Trade Management as well as Technological Systems Integration. Most recently, Mr. Shapiro was promoted to the office of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, he is a member of the LMC Board of Directors which oversees the operation of the company’s business and is a member of its Executive Management Committee, which is responsible for planning and executing the corporation’s strategic business activities.
Prior to joining Liberty, he obtained his Master’s Degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance at the Cass Business School of City University in London. After receiving his Masters, he worked with various commercial shipping brokerage firms in London and abroad.
He received a B.A. in Political Science from Emory University and then worked in the United States House of Representatives as a Personal Aide and Legislative Policy Advisor to a Congressman. Mr. Shapiro’s professional resumè also includes experience with Public Policy, Maritime, Transportation and Logistics as well as Agribusiness.
Mr. Shapiro is an elected member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the Young Shipping Professionals New York Association (YSPNY) and an associate member of the Association of Shipbrokers and Agents Association (ASBA).