Athens - Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, was elected President of BIMCO – the world’s largest shipping association – at its General Meeting in Athens on Tuesday 14 May.
“It is a great privilege for me to chair the BIMCO Board of Directors in this crucial time of change for shipping. The environment and climate change are key public concerns and getting the shipping industry to embrace this reality - and delivering the solutions to meet the world’s environmental expectations – will be my priority,” Kaptanoğlu says.
Kaptanoğlu is the first woman president in the history of the association. Sabrina Chao of Wah Kwong in Hong Kong was elected as President Designate and joins the Board of Directors.
”BIMCO has always been ahead of its time, and today I am standing here not alone, but with our president designate Sabrina Chao as the biggest proof of how BIMCO embraces change,” commented Kaptanoğlu. “One woman President could have been seen as a show or project - but two, one after the other, is undisputable evidence of that change. I have the Immediate Past President, the Board of Directors and our members to thank for making this a reality.”