A little bit about Robert Stewart…

Robert Stewart

Bob Stewart was born in Scotland in 1938 but has lived in Bermuda all of his adult life. His first job in Bermuda was a police constable.  He became a student in 1964 and returned to Bermuda as a teacher of economics and history.

Frustrated with teaching, and his low salary he joined Shell Overseas Trading Limited, Bermuda as an accountant in 1969.  He subsequently moved into a variety of different jobs with the Royal Dutch Shell Group of companies, mainly in Bermuda, and after 3 years with Shell in London he was appointed, in 1985, as the chief executive of the Royal/Dutch Shell Group of Companies in Bermuda.

He remained in that position until his retirement from Shell in 1998. Subsequently, he was President of Old Mutual Asset Managers, Bermuda, and retired from that company in 2002.

He is a director of several Bermuda companies and investment funds, and the author of  two books

A Guide to the Economy of Bermuda” (2003), and

Bermuda – An Economy That Works” (1998).

He holds degrees in Economics, and in Law from the University of London, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

At various times, he has been a member of Bermuda Insurance Advisory Council, Chairman of the Telecommunications Commission, a director of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, a member of the Executive of the International Companies Division of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Economic Committee of the Chamber, President of the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association, a Director of the Bermuda Football Association, and President of Eco Bermuda.  He ran unsuccessfully in the 1998 Bermuda General Election.

His main interests are travel, reading (mainly finance, history and politics) and sports, having represented Bermuda in his younger days in both football and squash.