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Mark O’Neil appointed new president of InterManager

Columbia Shipmanagement president and CEO Mark O’Neil has been appointed president of shipmanagement association InterManager, succeeding Bjørn Jebsen who has held the position since 2016.

Kuba Szymanski, InterManager’s secretary-general, commented: “Mark brings with him a wealth of shipmanagement experience. He has clearly laid out his plans for InterManager, which have the full support of our executive committee.”

O’Neil has set his sights on creating a single industry standard through his ONE Approach, which centres around the belief of the strength of the collective voice when the maritime industry speaks to governmental and international institutions about maritime issues.

“I’m delighted to have been elected as president of InterManager. I have always championed and shared InterManager’s values, and I’m looking forward to working closely with the team and implementing the ONE Approach,” O’Neil said. “The ONE Approach will call for a far greater interaction between InterManager and international institutions, governments affecting the maritime sector, operators, managers, and crew, with InterManager assuming the role of the voice for shipping.”

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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