BIMCO announced that it elected Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, as its new President on May 14, at its General Meeting in Athens. Mrs Kaptanoğlu takes over after a two-year period as President Designate and will be the first female President of BIMCO.
Mrs Kaptanoğlu highlights that BIMCO is both the oldest and largest global association representing shipowners and has the depth of resources and capability to best shape future regulations for shipping at the IMO.
As she commented
It is a great privilege for me to chair the BIMCO Board of Directors in this crucial time of change for shipping.
She also added that it’s her priority to address the challenges of climate change and the environment and deliver solutions to meet the world’s environmental demands.
Kaptanoğlu, who is a Turkish shipowner, takes over from Greek shipowner, Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, Principal of Common Progress, who has completed his two-year term as President.
Our goal is to make sure that new regulation is practical and enforceable, while ensuring that the BIMCO contracts are the best option to deal with new rules.
… Mrs Kaptanoğlu informed.
Concluding, Sabrina Chao of Wah Kwong in Hong Kong was elected as President Designate and joins the Board of Directors.