Gilbert Walter (52) is the Managing Director of Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS) Shipbroker in Geneva and one of the two Vice Presidents of the BRS Group. Gilbert Walter is a Project and Newbuiding broker and has been employed by BRS as shipbroker since 1997. By education Gilbert Walter is a Master Mariner from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden and he served in the Swedish Merchant Marine during 14 years from 1982 to 1996 on most types of merchant ships. Before joining BRS in 1997 Gilbert Walter was Master on board MR Tankers with LAURIN MARITINE of Sweden. Gilbert Walter’s most at heart newbuilding project is the world largest hospital ship under construction in China for the charity organization MERCY SHIPS (www.mercyships.com) for which BRS is assisting on pro-bono basis.