Captain Robert Hughes


Captain Hughes has served as Genco’s Chief Operations Officer since January 22, 2019. Captain Robert Hughes has over 20 years of operations and leadership experience in the drybulk and broader shipping industry. Most recently, Captain Hughes was at Cargill Ocean Transportation, serving as Americas Operations and Global Technical Manager since November 2013. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Commercial Operations Manager at OSG Ship Management from 2008-2012 and held senior positions at Stolt-Neilsen and the U.S. Merchant Marines. Since 1997, Captain Hughes has also held a variety of active and reservist U.S. naval positions in Asia, East Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Captain Hughes earned a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, an M.B.A. from Molloy College, a diploma from the Air Force Command & Staff College and a B.S. from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.