New Course: IBIA Announces Board Members Following AGM

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IBIA AGM 2024 New Board Members

The International Bunker Industry Association IBIA disclosed the results of its recent board elections during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Monday, February 26, 2024. The announcement, made prior to the IBIA Annual Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, revealed the composition of the association’s board for the upcoming term.

Nine candidates vied for two available IBIA Board positions, resulting in a tie for the second seat. Consequently, three new board members will join the leadership team this year. Additionally, Steve Simms, Principal at Simms Showers LLP, will step down as his term concludes. IBIA expressed gratitude to Simms for his valuable contributions to the association’s success.

The newly elected board members, each serving a three-year term effective April 1, 2024, are:

  • Maria Skipper Schwenn from Bunker Holding Group,
  • Ufuk Erinc from Unerco Petrol Urn. Denizcilik ve Tic. A.S.,
  • Deanna MacDonald from BunkerTrace Ltd.

The IBIA board for the upcoming term, starting April 1, 2024, will consist of:

  • Chair: Constantinos Capetanakis, Star Bulk
  • Vice Chair: Adrian Tolson, 2050 Marine Energy LLC
  • Honorary Treasurer: Nigel Draffin, Consultant
  • Timothy Cosulich, Fratelli Cosulich
  • Eugenia Benavides Buitrago, Organization Terpel S A
  • Valeria Sessa, Reseaworld s.r.l
  • Anna Stefanou, PMG Holding
  • Claudia Beumer, C4 fuel BV
  • Jeroen de Vos, Peninsula
  • Paul Maclons, African Marine Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Rahul Choudhuri, Veritas Petroleum Services (Asia) Pte Ltd
  • Colin Holloway, Cockett Marine Oil
  • Maria Skipper Schwenn, Bunker Holding Group
  • Ufuk Erinc, Unerco Petrol Urn. Denizcilik ve Tic. A.S.
  • Deanna MacDonald, BunkerTrace Ltd

Before the AGM, the current IBIA board elected Constantinos Capetanakis as the Chair for the upcoming term, succeeding Timothy Cosulich.

IBIA extends appreciation to all candidates who participated in the board elections, representing diverse companies and geographic locations. The association looks forward to the contributions of the newly elected members.

About IBIA

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) serves as the global voice of the bunker industry, encompassing all sectors and the entire industry value chain. It represents stakeholders in discussions with other industry associations, national and international policymakers, and legislators, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO), where IBIA holds consultative NGO status. IBIA promotes industry welfare through education, professional conduct, and standard development.

Since its inception in October 1992, IBIA’s membership has expanded to include a wide array of stakeholders, such as ship owners, bunker suppliers, oil majors, traders, brokers, and more. With offices in the UK, South Africa, and Singapore, IBIA provides an international platform to address industry concerns and engage with policymakers and other stakeholders on a global scale.

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