In 1987 Marin was appointed Chairman of the Malta Freeport by the Maltese Government with a brief to develop the port into a commercially viable hub. In his decade and a half in the post, he developed the port from scratch into a multi-million TEU transhipment hub. During this period he also held the post of Chairman of Malta’s Privatisation Unit.
Marin developed and led the family-owned group’s strategic international expansion vision from its traditional shipping roots into international trade, trade finance, petrochemical and construction supplies, property development, franchising (McDonald’s), real estate and construction engineering. Subsequently he refocused Hili Company’s operations on their present strategic direction.
In 2002, Marin was decorated by the State as a Member of the National Order of Merit (MOM) in recognition of his successful contribution to the development of the Malta Freeport.
Marin is Honorary Consul of Latvia in Malta. In 2020, he received the state decoration as Commander of the Cross of Recognition for services to the state of Latvia.
Chairman at Mariner Capital Ltd
Chairman at Mariner Finance plc
Chairman at Baltic Container Terminal SIA
Chairman at Terminal Intermodale Venezia SPA
Chairman at Hili Energy Ltd