Bjørn Jebsen has been elected as the new president of InterManager, succeeding Gerardo Borromeo, vice-chairman and CEO of Philippine Transmarine Carriers, who is stepping down after four years in the role.
Jebsen is CEO of Jebsens, one of the world’s oldest family-run shipping companies, which has over 220 onshore personnel and over 8,000 seafarers in its pool. The company is based in Bergen, Norway and specialises in operating bulk carriers of up to panamax in size.
“I am a strong believer in the overall objective of InterManager, which is to improve the image of shipping, the position of ship managers and to support the careers of seafarers. I am looking forward to encouraging a cohesive dialogue between ship managers, owners and other stakeholders to build a sustainable future for our industry,” Jebsen said in his first address as president at the organisation’s annual general meeting in Singapore, where he was elected unopposed.
Borromeo will continue as a vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and as a member of the executive board of the World Maritime University, as well as his day job at Philippine Transmarine Carriers.