Manifold Times | Women dominate IBIA’s 2022 board elections, winning 3 out of 4 posts

Three of the 4 out there positions within the 2022 International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) board elections have been crammed by ladies, that means all the ladies standing for election have been profitable. 

A complete of 10 candidates stood for election, with 4 vacancies to fill.

The 4 candidates elected for a three-year time period beginning April 1, 2022 are:

  • Timothy Cosulich, Fratelli Cosulich, Singapore (re-elected for a second time period)
  • Valeria Sessa, Reseaworld, Italy
  • Eugenia Benavides, Terpel, Colombia (re-elected for a second time period)
  • Anna Stefanou, PMG Holding, UK

The election outcomes have been introduced on the IBIA AGM on Monday (21 February). 

Prior to the AGM, the present board of IBIA formally elected the chair, vice-chair and treasurer for the 12 months beginning April 1, 2022:

  • Timothy Cosulich, who’s at present the vice-chair, will take over because the chair of IBIA.
  • Constantinos Capetanakis of Starbulk, Greece would be the new vice-chair of IBIA.
  • Adrian Tolson, Blue Insight, USA will tackle the function of Treasurer.

The relaxation of the IBIA Board that will probably be beginning on the similar date are:

  • Peter Beekhuis, Maersk Oil Trading, Singapore
  • Eugenia Benavides, Terpel, Colombia
  • Rahul Choudhuri of VPS, Singapore
  • Paul Maclons of AMSOL, South Africa
  • Mustafa Muhtaroglu, Energy Petrol, Turkey
  • Jesper Rosenkrans, Total Marine Fuels Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Valeria Sessa, Reseaworld, Italy
  • J. Stephen Simms, Simms Showers LLP, USA
  • Anna Stefanou, PMG Holding, UK
  • Nicolas Vukelja, Terramar, Panama

The present chair of IBIA, Henrik Zederkof of Bunker Holding, Denmark, and the present treasurer, bunker trade veteran and unbiased marketing consultant Nigel Draffin. UK, will probably be stepping down on the finish of March 2022, when their elected phrases come to an finish

Unni Einemo, Director of IBIA, stated:

“I used to be so happy to see the excessive quantity, calibre and selection of candidates within the IBIA board elections each this 12 months and final 12 months; a testomony to IBIA’s rising stature and relevance. It is refreshing to see extra ladies be part of the board, rising the quantity from one at current, to 3.”

“Henrik has proven such sturdy drive and dedication to the main target areas he outlined for IBIA when he turned chair, and we’re fortunate to have one other pushed particular person when our present vice-chair, Timothy, steps into the function. Our new vice-chair, Constantinos and our new treasurer, Adrian are each very pro-active and nice assets for IBIA. We will miss Henrik and our treasured treasurer Nigel, however we’ve got a terrific workforce in place for the 12 months forward. Besides, you would not have to be a board member to participate in IBIA’s work, so we hope each will stay energetic members”. 

The board additionally co-opted the chairs of the Interim IBIA Regional Boards for Africa and Asia, respectively, to the IBIA Global Board: Paul Maclons of AMSOL (South Africa) and Rahul Choudhuri of VPS (Singapore). 

Choudhuri will substitute Timothy Cosulich because the chair of the Interim IBIA Regional Board for Asia on April 1, 2022 when Timothy turns into the chair of IBIA globally.

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Photo credit score: International Bunker Industry Association
Published: 23 February, 2022

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