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BIMCO SECRETARY GENERAL TO STEP DOWN

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 

BIMCO Secretary General and CEO, Angus Frew, has announced he will step down in the summer of 2020, as he wishes to spend more time in the UK and less time working.

“In six successful years, Angus has moved BIMCO to the forefront of the shipping industry and made sure our members’ opinions and positions are listened to at the highest levels of government. He will leave an organisation very well prepared to deal with the challenges the industry will face in the coming years,” said Sadan Kaptanoglu, President of BIMCO.

Under Frew’s leadership, BIMCO has strengthened its brand and member focus significantly. Today, BIMCO shipowner members control 58% of the global share of dead weight tonnage, up from 54% four years ago. In shaping new environmental regulation, BIMCO has played a pivotal role, and has taken a leadership role in important industry initiatives such as cyber security and standards for software maintenance.

Frew was appointed BIMCO Secretary General and CEO in 2013, coming from a position as the chief executive at the UK Chamber of Shipping. “I’ve been extremely happy leading BIMCO through some challenging years for our industry, and very proud of what the leadership team of BIMCO has achieved over that time. It has been a privilege to engage with so many shipping professionals all over the world, but now it is time for me to pass on the torch,” Frew said.

Now, BIMCO needs to find a strong candidate for the role of Secretary General and CEO. “The candidate must have outstanding communication skills and be a proven leader in an international and commercial shipping-related business,” said Kaptanoglu.

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