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Esben Poulsson is former Chairman of The International Chamber of Shipping where he held the position of Chairman from 2016 to 2022 when he was succeeded by Emanuele Grimaldi.

Mr. Poulsson is also Executive Chairman of ENESEL PTE. LTD., a Singapore based ship owning entity, of a fleet of large container vessels all under the Singapore Flag.  He 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.

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Esben Poulsson

Aside from his Chairmanship of Enesel Pte. Ltd., he is a Non-Executive Chairman of Nordic Shipholding A/S, Copenhagen, BW Epic Kosan Ltd., Singapore and Finnlines PLc., Helsinki.  He is non-executive Chairman of Cambiaso Risso Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore and of Tamar Shipmanagement Ltd., Hong Kong and serves on the Board of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).  He is also Senior Advisor to the Chairman of X-Press Feeders Ltd.

He is immediate past President (2019) of the Singapore Shipping Association and is an Advisory Panel Member of the Singapore Maritime Foundation.