Lars H. Bergqvist is a maritime security consultant with an extensive knowledge of maritime and military affairs. He is a Chartered Master Mariner (CMMar), an Officer in The Royal Swedish Naval Reserve (RSwNR) and a former United Nations Military Observer (UNMO). Academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics (BSc) from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg and a Master of Science in Shipping and Maritime Studies (MSc) from Liverpool John Moores University. He is a Freeman of The Honourable Company of Master Mariners, a Fellow of The Nautical Institute (FNI) and a Citizen & Master Mariner of the City of London. With a professional interest in maritime arbitration, he is a former Supporting Member of The London Maritime Arbitrators Association, a former Member of the Expert Panel of The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre and has qualified as an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb). Captain Bergqvist is a subject matter expert in maritime security, terrorism, piracy and cybersecurity, being a member of The Center for International Maritime Security, an associate member of The Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies and a member of the expert network of The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. He is certified as a Ship Security Officer/Port Facility Security Officer/Company Security Officer. With an interest of the Orient, he has pursued academic studies of geographical areas like the Middle East, Caucasus, China, Japan and India.
Maritime Chokepoints, Straits, Canals and Passages, pages 9-10.