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Members

Board members represent the leadership of the global shipping industry. They are willing to contribute their experience, expertise and knowledge to the work of ICS, provide guidance and direction to the organisation, and ultimately help ICS shape the future of shipping.

A broad geographical spread helps to ensure a balanced view, one of the reasons why ICS positions are highly respected within the shipping community and beyond.

Emanuele Grimaldi

Emanuele Grimaldi

President & MD Grimaldi Euromed SpA, & ICS Board Member ITALY - ICS Chair
Gerardo A. Borromeo

Gerardo A. Borromeo

CEO Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) & ICS Vice Chair PHILIPPINES
Lasse Kristoffersen

Lasse Kristoffersen

CEO Wallenius Wilhelmsen; Vice Chair DNV Group; Chair SAYFR AS; ICS Vice Chair NORWAY
Themis Papadopoulos

Themis Papadopoulos

Chief Executive Officer Interorient Navigation Co Ltd & ICS Vice Chair CYPRUS
Caroline Yang

Caroline Yang

President Singapore Shipping Association & ICS Vice Chair SINGAPORE
John Adams

John Adams

Managing Director of V.Ships UK Ltd & Chairman Bahamas Shipowners Association & ICS Board Member BAHAMAS
Gaby Bornheim

Gaby Bornheim

President, German Shipowners Association (VDR) & ICS Board Member GERMANY
Cole Cosgrove

Cole Cosgrove

VP Crowley Maritime Corp. & ICS Board Member UNITED STATES
Ludwig Criel

Ludwig Criel

Director CMB and Exmar & Chairman Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association & ICS Board Member BELGIUM
Charles (Bud) Darr

Charles (Bud) Darr

Executive VP MSC Group & ICS Board Member SWITZERLAND
John Denholm

John Denholm

President, UK Chamber of Shipping & ICS Board Member UNITED KINGDOM
Allen Dobie

Allen Dobie

Vice President Commercial, Australia & Asia, CSL Australia; ICS Board Member AUSTRALIA
Metin Düzgit

Metin Düzgit

Board Member Duzgit Shipholding Ltd & Duzgit Yalova Shipbuilding Industries & ICS Board Member TURKEY
Juan Riva Francos

Juan Riva Francos

CEO Suardiaz Group & President Suardiaz Energy & ICS Board Member SPAIN
Robert Ho

Robert Ho

Chairman, Fairmont Shipping (HK) Ltd & ICS Board Member HONG KONG, CHINA
Håkan Johansson

Håkan Johansson

CEO, Gotlandsbolaget & ICS Board Member SWEDEN
Matti-Mikael Koskinen

Matti-Mikael Koskinen

Managing Director ESL Shipping Oy & Chairman Finnish Shipowners’ Association & ICS Board Member FINLAND
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Adamantios Lemos

President of Unisea Shipping Ltd & ICS Board Member LIBERIA
John C. Lyras

John C. Lyras

Principal Paralos Maritime Corporation SA & ICS Board Member GREECE
Jacob Meldgaard

Jacob Meldgaard

CEO / Executive Director of TORM A/S & ICS Board Member DENMARK
Luis M. Ocejo

Luis M. Ocejo

Senior Managing Director Grupo TMM & ICS Board Member MEXICO
Karin Orsel

Karin Orsel

CEO MF Shipping Group &; Board member Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners &; ICS Board Member THE NETHERLANDS, ICS Chair Diversity Panel
Jens Meinhard Rasmussen

Jens Meinhard Rasmussen

CEO Skansi Offshore and Smyril Line Line & ICS Board Member FAROE ISLANDS
Duarte Rodrigues

Duarte Rodrigues

Director and COO Grupo Sousa Investimentos SGPS, Lda & ICS Board Member PORTUGAL
Gregg Ruhl

Gregg Ruhl

President and Chief Executive Officer Algoma Central Corporation & ICS Board Member CANADA
Mr Mohamed Safwan Othman

Mr Mohamed Safwan Othman

Chairman, Malaysia Shipowners' Association (MASA); President/Group Managing Director, Dinastia Jati Group of Companies & ICS Board Member MALAYSIA
Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée

Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée

CEO and Co-Founder PONANT & President Armateurs de France & ICS Board Member FRANCE
Andrew Sheen

Andrew Sheen

Managing Director Irish Ferries & President Irish Chamber of Shipping & ICS Board Member IRELAND
Svein Steimler

Svein Steimler

President and CEO, NYK Group Ltd, Europe; Managing Executive Officer, NYK Group, Japan; ICS Board Member JAPAN
Albert Vygovskii

Albert Vygovskii

General Director of Pola Rise Ltd & ICS Board Member RUSSIA

Former Chairman

Esben Poulsson held the position of ICS Chairman from 2016 to 2022. Mr Poulsson has worked in the maritime industry for over 45 years and has held a variety of senior management positions in Hong Kong, London, Copenhagen and Singapore.