Hans Rood
Managing Director
Small Ship Group

Hans Rood began his career in the travel industry more than 25 years ago, and has held executive management positions at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Caribbean, Cunard/Seabourn, Holland America, Hurtigruten, and recently holding executive roles in Ship Management companies. His active involvement in the development of sales strategies, branding and global sales and marketing efforts has brought him accolades within the industry. Hans has lived for the various brands he managed in London, Oslo, New York, Seattle and Miami.

With expertise in global travel sales, finance and cruise operations, his current managing director’s role with Ship Supply Florida focusses on developing ship management contracts within the fast-growing segment of “small ship cruising”, such as expedition or river cruise ships. Ship Supply with its strong logistics, is perfectly suited to effectively service this segment off the market Born and raised in The Netherlands, Hans earned a master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam as well as an MBA from New York University and is fluent in several languages.