Leading Personalities

Georgina Noakes meets Toyoo Mohri

Georgina Noakes meets Toyoo Mohri, Gard representative in Tokyo LIKE many Japanese who have spent time working in the west, Toyoo Mohri has an adopted English name - in his case, Tom. He is one of several ex-Sanko executives whose faces are familiar throughout the shipping and commercial markets of Tokyo. We met for lunch at The Palace Hotel adjacent to the Royal Palace in the...

WISTA goes silver

THE Women's International Shipping and Trading Association has come a long way since its conception. Later this year, WISTA will be celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary at an international conference in London. Like a lot of good ideas, the concept of WISTA was hatched over a good bottle of wine between three or four female shipbrokers in London, who thereafter met...

In Camera - a barrister with no self-confidence

NEVIL Phillips is an unusual man, a barrister with no self-confidence. Or so he claims. He’s certainly not showing any shortage of self-confidence at the moment, even though he has just told me that he is “always surprised when clients come back again.“ Lack of self-belief sounds like not just the least likely, but also the least desirable, quality in a man who is, after all,...