BIMCO directors map out the association’s future leadership

BIMCO, one of the world’s largest shipping organisations, has mapped out its likely succession plans for the coming few years.

Sadan Kaptanoglu, the current BIMCO president, is set to hand over the reigns to Wah Kwong’s Sabrina Chao next year for a two-year tenure at the top of the organisation. This week the association’s board of directors have approved the nomination of German shipowner, Nikolaus H. Schües, as president designate, to take over from Chao in 2023.

Schües, a second generation Hamburg shipowner, is the CEO Reederei F. Laeisz, overseeing a fleet of containerships, car carriers, LPG tankers and research vessels.

The official election of both the next BIMCO president and the president designate will take place at the BIMCO general meeting in the summer of 2021.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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