The new Lord Mayor of London, William Russell, joined the Baltic Exchange for lunch on Thursday 14 November.
Mr Russell, who is the 692nd Lord Mayor to fulfil the role, will act as a global ambassador for the City, and the UK-based financial and professional services industry, for a term of one year.
Before lunch, Denis Petropoulos, Chairman of the Baltic Exchange, raised a toast to the new Lord Mayor, stating:
“The tradition of the Lord Mayor’s first week in office to attend the Baltic Exchange is indeed an honour, we all here do hope that tradition with the Baltic Exchange is maintained.
“Whilst I said in my earlier welcome, we have no hard sell, we do have our motto – Our Word Our Bond – that is a hard message – a message that resonates throughout our industry. A message that describes the integrity and trust required to do business. Business with differing nations, in differing continents with differing cultures and differing values. We therefore endorse your endeavours in your mission.”
Pictures from the Lord Mayor’s visit can be viewed here.