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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.

Esben Poulsson

Executive Chairman ENESEL PTE. LTD - ICS Chair

John Adams

Managing Director of V.Ships UK Ltd & Chairman Bahamas Shipowners Association - ICS Vice Chair BAHAMAS

Gerardo A. Borromeo

CEO Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) - ICS Vice Chair PHILIPPINES

Emanuele Grimaldi

President & MD Grimaldi Euromed SpA, ICS Vice Chair ITALY

Lasse Kristoffersen

CEO Torvald Klaveness & Board Member DNVGL Group - ICS Vice Chair NORWAY

Cole Cosgrove

VP Crowley Maritime Corp. - ICS Board Member UNITED STATES

Ludwig Criel

Director CMB and Exmar & Chairman Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association - ICS Board Member BELGIUM

Charles (Bud) Darr

Executive VP MSC Group - ICS Board Member SWITZERLAND

Metin Düzgit

Board Member Duzgit Shipholding Ltd & Duzgit Yalova Shipbuilding Industries- ICS Board Member TURKEY

Juan Riva Francos

CEO Suardiaz Group, President Suardiaz Energy, ICS Board Member SPAIN

Alfred Hartmann

Chairman Hartmann AG, President German Shipowners Association, ICS Board Member GERMANY

Robert Ho

President Fairmont Shipping (HK) Ltd. - ICS Board Member HONG KONG, CHINA

Ragnar Johannson

Board Member, SWEDEN

Matti-Mikael Koskinen

Board Member, FINLAND

John C. Lyras

Board Member, GREECE

Kenneth MacLeod

Non-executive Director of Stena UK Ltd - ICS Board Member UNITED KINGDOM

Mark Martecchini

Managing Director of Stolt Tankers - Board Member, LIBERIA

Luis M. Ocejo

Board Member, MEXICO

Karin Orsel

CEO MF Shipping Group & Co-President Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners - ICS Board Member THE NETHERLANDS

Alexey Ostapenko

Board Member, RUSSIA

Themis Papadopoulos

Board Member, CYPRUS

David Parmeter

Board Member, AUSTRALIA

Jens Meinhard Rasmussen


Dr. Duarte Rodrigues

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

Gregg Ruhl

Board Member, CANADA

Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée

Board Member, FRANCE

Andrew Sheen

Board Member, IRELAND

Svein Steimler

Board Member, JAPAN

Henriette H. Thygesen

Executive Vice President A.P. Moller – Maersk - Board Member DENMARK

Caroline Yang

Board Member, SINGAPORE