The Welsh Economic Review editorial team interviewed Budha Majumdar who is Port Director South Wales for Associated British Ports (ABP). A Master Mariner, Budha's career started at sea in 1967. After gaining a BSc (Hons) in Transport Economics at Liverpool Polytechnic (now John Moores University), he joined Mersey Docks and Harbour Company in 1976, there accumulating comprehensive experience in all port functions, from cargo operations to corporate planning, and also managing the UK's largest grain terminal and for a brief period running a shipping line. He was put in charge of Medway Ports in Kent soon after that company was acquired by Mersey Docks in 1993. Budha joined ABP in 1998 as Regional Manager North West Ports and was appointed to the ABP Board of Directors in the following year. He is now Port Director South Wales, continuing to build and maintain client relations and raise the profile and importance of the South Wales ports in the Welsh economy.