Masters’ degree qualified (Human Resource Management) and a full member of the chartered institute of personnel and development, Julian Panter is a strategic HR, corporate services and business development leader with nearly 20 years’ experience in Europe and the Middle East, working with public, private and joint venture organizations such as Hays Plc, Savills Plc, Lamprell Plc and most recently International Maritime Industries (IMI). Sector experience has been mostly gained in the property, construction, maritime and oil and gas industries. Currently Panter is an executive committee member in IMI and he leads the business development function (as Vice President). IMI is a Saudi Aramco sponsored Joint Venture with partners; Hyundai Global Services, Bahri and Lamprell. Panter has been with IMI since its inception in 2016, initially joining as the Vice President of HR and Training before moving into his current role as the Vice President of Business Development early in 2017. Since then his role has been to grow the awareness of IMI locally and globally with key Maritime Industry stakeholders, leading the strategies to not only grow the IMI business but also as a pioneer to grow the maritime industry in Saudi Arabia.