IFCHOR appoints Giovanni Ravano as joint CEO

Switzerland-headquartered shipbroking house IFCHOR has announced the appointment of Giovanni Ravano, joining Emanuele Ravano as joint chief executive officer.

Giovanni Ravano is a veteran shipping professional, having served various executive roles at agribusiness commodity trader Bunge in the past 20 years and eight years as a shipbroker at IFCHOR prior to that.

“I am delighted to be back at the family business, joining my brother in leading IFCHOR’s strategy and developments. The shipping industry is rapidly evolving and the future looks ever more complex. IFCHOR has grown significantly in recent years and my focus will be on contributing to our goal of taking the company to the next level,” said Giovanni Ravano.

“The past 24 months have seen IFCHOR expand rapidly with new offices in Dubai, Mumbai and Tokyo, the launch of a partnership with McQuilling in South America and digital investments. My brother brings practical shipbroking experience, wise management and strategic skills. Managing IFCHOR’s continued growth with new people, new services and new offices is a challenge which requires practical management. Our complimentary skill-sets are backed up by a great personal relationship,” added Emanuele Ravano.

IFCHOR has a network of 14 offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and the USA.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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