Ufuk Erinc Remarkable Feat: Unerco CEO’s Stellar Rise to IBIA Board

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Ufuk Erinc Unerco CEO IBIA Board Member

In a momentous turn of events, Ufuk Erinc, the esteemed CEO of Unerco, has been elected to the board of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA). This announcement, made during the IBIA AGM on Monday, February 26, 2024, marks a significant milestone in Erinc’s illustrious career.

Expressing profound gratitude to the industry stakeholders who supported and voted for him, Erinc stated, “Thank you to everyone who supported and voted for me in the election. I am deeply honored and humbled to have been elected to serve you.”

Erinc’s ascent to the IBIA Board further solidifies his position as a respected leader within the global bunker industry. His pledge to work tirelessly and represent the interests of stakeholders reflects his firm commitment to driving positive change and collaboration within the community.

“From now on, I will be listening to you, rolling up my sleeves, and getting to work,” Erinc affirmed, underscoring his dedication to serving the industry with diligence and integrity.

With a distinguished career spanning decades, Erinc’s leadership journey includes pivotal roles such as General Manager at Arkas Bunkering and Trading S.A and Operations Manager at Arkas Line.

His educational background from the prestigious Istanbul Technical University, where he graduated from the Marine Academy, has equipped him with the skills and knowledge to excel in the maritime sector.

As CEO of Unerco Petrol Ürünleri Denizcilik ve Ticaret A.Ş. since July 2019, Erinc has demonstrated exemplary leadership, driving the company towards success and innovation.

He will join the IBIA Board on 1 April 2024.

Ufuk Erinc’s election to the IBIA Board is a testament to his exceptional leadership qualities and deep-rooted commitment to advancing the bunker industry’s interests on a global scale. His vision and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to shaping the future direction of IBIA and fostering greater collaboration among industry stakeholders.

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.

Source International Bunker Industry Association IBIA