Bob Sanguinetti assumed the role of CEO and Captain of the Port of Gibraltar in May 2014. An Oxford University graduate, he served in the Royal Navy for three decades, rising to the rank of Commodore. The former mariner served at sea and commanded several Royal Navy warships and a multinational coalition Task Group before working at the Ministry of Defence in a number of strategic roles.
During Sanguinetti’s tenure, the Port of Gibraltar has seen a reversal of a downward trend in vessel traffic and activity in most sectors (bunker volumes -8% (2013/4) to +17% (2016/7)) through a series of initiatives aimed at improving efficiency, strengthening relationships with the local port community, and driving through a robust marketing and engagement plan with international ship owners and operators.
Most recently (Oct 17), and in recognition of his successful track record at the port, Sanguinetti has been seconded to the Office of the Chief Minister to carry out a maritime strategic review and to lead on wider, Brexit related contingency planning.
Sanguinetti is a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a Yachtmaster Offshore and a recipient of the French OBE equivalent (Croix de la Valeur Militaire).