Today, almost 600 people work for the Schulte Group and its numerous entities in Singapore. “The decision to go to Singapore was spot on”, Schulte concluded. “There are many people we should thank today, namely all past Managing Directors and Capt. Raymond Peter, who now heads BSM in Singapore. In addition, I thank the decision-makers of the time for their vision, foresight and entrepreneurial spirit, in particular Rajaish Bajpaee, who was Managing Director of Eurasia in 1998, and Tobias Pinker, who heads the Group’s regional headquarters and who has been instrumental in the growth of our Group over the past decades."
Ms. Tan Beng Tee, Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation and Senior Advisor at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore attended the event as the guest-of-honour. In her speech, Ms. Tan thanked BSM for being in Singapore for 25 years and congratulated the company for its many achievements over the years. She recalled how BSM started with a small, rented office in International Plaza and under the name of Eurasia headed by Mr. Bajpaee. BSM now owns an office building – the Bernhard Schulte House. From an initial port agency function, the Group has expanded into ship management and other marine services including maritime digital solutions. Ms. Tan also expressed her appreciation to BSM for taking an active interest in developing local talent partnering the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Maritime Foundation to build the next generation of maritime ready workforce. She hoped that Singapore’s partnership with the Schulte Group will grow from strength to strength for many more years to come.