FERNANDO L. RIVERA

Executive Director
Puerto Rico Shipping Association
Past President 1993-2002

Career Steps:

1976-1980 Assistant Sales Manager - Chevron Oil Latin America
1980-1989 Sales Manager - Chevron Oil Latin America
1985-1989 Real Estate Manager - Caribbean Petroleum Corp.
1989-1993 Sales Manager - Harbor Fuel Service, Inc.
1993-2002 President - Puerto Rico Shipping Association
1993-present
Vice President - Harbor Fuel Service, Inc.
2003-2006 Vice President - Caribbean Shipping Association
2004- present Executive Director Puerto Rico Shipping Association
2006 - 2009 President Caribbean Shipping Association


Business Background:
A champion of marine progress; graduate from the University of Puerto Rico and a Puerto Rican national, Mr. Rivera is often written about in the local press, and has earned a sterling global reputation for his contributions to the growth and development of the Regional port and shipping industry.  Mr. Rivera is Vice-president of Harbor Bunkering, Corp. company that has been providing fuel to vessels since 1980.  The company has 6 barges and tugboats and provides service to most of the commercial and cruise ships visiting the Island.  With the philosophy of greater strength and success being achieved through unity, Mr. Rivera will continue to play a proactive role in the pursuit of regional integration.  Mr. Rivera intends to focus a great deal of his talents on a timely, important maritime issue in Puerto Rico-restructuring land use.   

Associations & Honors:

Puerto Rico Shipping Association - Former President; Member- Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, Puerto Rico Ports Authority Advisory Board; Commissioner- Port of Mayaguez.

Education:
University of Puerto Rico (1964) Bachelor Degree in B.A.

Personal Information:
Mr. Rivera has five children and five grandchildren; sports enthusiast and a former P.R. National Softball Team member.  Mr. Rivera also enjoys playing golf.

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