Bob Danvers started his career in the late sixties by joining Cargo Superintendents (London) Ltd (SGS Group), where he worked for nine years, involved in sampling, supervision and check-weighing of cargoes arriving from many different origins.
In 1974 he joined Tradax (Cargill Group) in the UK and was responsible for UK Discharge Programme, including the appointment of Stevedores, Ship Agents and Cargo Surveyors as well as undertaking chartering activities. He also represented Tradax at the North American Shippers Association.
In 1978 he was appointed Managing Director of Warriner Griffith International and travelled extensively overseas in developing international trade in supervising/surveying services.
Since 1981, Bob has been Director of Control Union International responsible for sales and marketing worldwide. In 1993 he moved from London to Hamburg and was appointed Managing Director of ICCS International Commodity Control Services GmbH, a company within the Control Union World Group of Companies, with specific responsibilities for the marketing and execution of sugars and related businesses worldwide, in addition to expanding the group’s growing supervision interests in Eastern and Central Europe including the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and the Commonwealth of Independant States (CIS).
During this period, Bob Danvers served as Chairman for two years on the Agricultural and Vegetable Oils Committee of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) and has been called upon as a Professional Witness at various arbitrations in matters relating to the supervision business.
In 2004 Bob set up from scratch Control Union International Commodity Services SA based in Geneva and continued developing Control Union World Group`s international Inspection/Supervision services.
DANVERS Consulting Sàrl was founded in 2014 and is located in the City of Geneva.