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Meme Lamlum is a Policy Officer at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), where she works to promote the interests of shipowners and operators on a global scale. She brings a unique perspective to her role, with expertise in politics, diplomacy, and foreign policy, as well as fluency in Arabic. Being originally from Libya, Meme is proud to bring her cultural background and language skills to the ICS.

She has a particular interest in trade restrictive measures and uses that to support the Shipping Policy Committee develop and communicate industry positions on key issues such as ship finance and taxation. Meme is also an active participant in international regulatory bodies of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), representing ICS at the Facilitation (FAL) Committee and the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III) as well as engaging with international, regional and national trade bodies

She completed her undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Greenwich, where she gained a comprehensive understanding of global politics and the challenges facing the international community. She then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy from City, University of London, where she honed her skills in negotiation, communication, and strategic thinking. Additionally, she was able to get some insight into the trade sector during her time interning at the Egyptian Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Section based in London.

With her academic background and diverse skillset, Meme is well-equipped to conduct research and inform industry positions on various policy files and is committed to promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible shipping practices.

‘ The shipping industry is a dynamic and challenging field in which I have the opportunity to shape the global agenda and help ensure its sustainability and prosperity.’