Rob Aarvold joined The China Navigation Company in August 2017 as General Manager, Swire Bulk.

Rob started in the dry bulk industry at Simpson Spence & Young and subsequently worked at Western Bulk Carriers for 7 years. Prior to this period, Rob worked for John Swire & Sons Ltd across various subsidiaries including Swire Shipping and Steamships Shipping & Transport, a division of Steamships Trading in Papua New Guinea.

Rob graduated from Edinburgh University with an honours degree in International Business and Spanish. He worked in the UK for Arthur Andersen in Audit & Business Advisory on an internship programme from 1996-2000 and after completing an Atlantic transit joined the Marine Division of John Swire & Sons Ltd. Rob has been based in Singapore since 2005 and in this time has attended various executive training programmes at INSEAD.