Robert Bower has experienced multiple aspects of the Port industry in preparation for his role.
Sales and Export Manager
Robert Bower represents the eighth generation of the Yeatman line to be involved in the Port industry, which he joined in the spring of 2001.
Preparing for a Career in Port
Bower was born in Oporto, Portugal, and educated in England, attending Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, in London, where he graduated in biology and, a year later, obtained a Masters in molecular biology and virology. After leaving university Bower worked briefly in Cambridge for the pharmaceutical company Novartis, then continued his education with marketing, languages and wine tasting courses, both in the United Kingdom and France, in preparation for his return to Portugal. He subsequently spent five years in the United States working for the fine wine importer Kobrand Corporation, and in 2011 became sales and export manager for the Fladgate Partnership.
In his free time he enjoys fly fishing and water sports.