At Waterfront Chartering, our people are integral to our longstanding success. Listed below is our highly experienced and dedicated team:


Portrait: John Olsen

JOHN OLSEN Director, President

John Olsen’s career in shipping began in 1966 in the tanker department of a large ship owner in Denmark. He worked with numerous ship owners/operators before founding Waterfront Chartering in 1980.

Tel: +1 604 816 1763

Portrait: Jan Olsen

JAN OLSEN Director

Jan Olsen has worked in dry bulk commodity chartering since 1992 with various owners and operators, prior to joining the Waterfront Chartering team in 2003.

Tel: +1 604 813 0169

Portrait: Oliver Keane

OLIVER KEANE Director, Chartering

Oliver Keane began his career in Ocean Transportation in 2004 with a large brokerage house overseas. He joined the Waterfront Chartering team in 2008 entering into the company trainee program inclusive of overseas placement within a fast-paced ship owner’s chartering department with commercial responsibilities surrounding ship and cargo positions.

Tel: +1 604 551 7811

Portrait: Mike Jekyll

MIKE JEKYLL Consultant

Mike Jekyll brings 47 years of shipping knowledge to Waterfront Chartering. His vast experience in the shipping industry includes work as a principal on the chartering and owner side, as well as becoming a well-established shipbroker.

Tel: +1 778 241 3630

Portrait: Mike Jekyll

ED BAMFORD Chartering

Edward Bamford started his career in dry bulk shipping in 2009 for a large international brokerage house overseas. There he spent time working in operations and chartering, before moving to Vancouver with the same brokerage house. He joined the Waterfront Chartering team in 2018 in order to support the ongoing growth of the team’s chartering activities.


Portrait: Denise Sweet

DENISE SWEET Office Manager

Denise Sweet has been in the shipping industry with Waterfront Chartering since 1996. In addition to completing the WFCI trainee program, Denise possesses broad knowledge of the operations side furthered by working within other organizations’ operations departments.

Tel: +1 604 551 9255

Portrait: Matt Avall

MATT AVALL Operations Manager

Matt Avall joined Waterfront Chartering in 2009 and graduated from the WFCI trainee program. Matt has a strong knowledge base in operations complimented by the experience of spending time within the operations department of a large owner/operator overseas.

Tel: +1 778 991 6162

To learn how to become a part of our team visit the careers page and get in touch.