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Bibby Line Group Appoints Strategy Director

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Bibby Line Group Appoints Strategy Director
14 July 2013

Liverpool headquartered Bibby Line Group Limited has appointed Gaurav Batra as Strategy Director. 

He joins from Virgin Management where he was Corporate Development and Strategy Director, advising a number of leading businesses within the Virgin Group.  He has also held a variety of strategy and corporate development roles at Misys plc, European Digital Capital and Rothschild. He is a graduate ofWarwickUniversityand has a Master's degrees fromCambridgeUniversityand theLondonBusinessSchool.   

Simon Sherrard, Chairman of Bibby Line Group, said: "We are delighted that Gaurav is joining Bibby Line Group as his experience of a wide number of businesses will be of benefit, particularly from a strategic standpoint, to the diverse portfolio of activities within the Group both today and in the future."

Gaurav Batra added: "Bibby Line Group is a dynamic business with tremendous growth opportunities in multiple markets around the world. This is an exciting time for the Group and I'm looking forward to contributing to its continued success." 

Bibby Line Group has a wide portfolio of interests including shipping, marine services, logistics, financial services and retail. In the year ending 31 December 2011, the group increased revenues by 12.1 per cent to £1,295m (2010: £1,156m) and reported record operating profits of £63.8 million (2010: £40.8 million).

 During last year, including the group's match-funding for its 'Giving Something Back' programme, the company and employees donated £1.2m to over500 charitable causes around the world, bringing the total raised since the programme's inception in 2007 to over £5.5m. 

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