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Harry Theochari appointed Maritime London Chair

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Lord Mountevans stepped down as chair of industry association Maritime London at its AGM, succeeded by vice chair Harry Theochari.

Senior Consultant at Norton Rose Fulbright, Theochari is an experienced maritime and asset finance lawyer, with a host of industry awards and multiple recognitions for his influence across the industry.

“Harry Theochari not only brings great commercial experience, but he is also very well known in the UK and internationally. He has excellent ties within the UK government and, importantly, is passionate about Maritime London and its objectives. I have no doubt he will do a superb job and guide the association through the exciting times ahead,” said Maritime London Chief Executive Jos Standerwick.

Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award winner Lord Mountevans has represented Maritime London’s interests overseas at international events, and has taken a prominent role in promoting the sector at London International Shipping Week. Lord Mountevans chaired the ‘Maritime Growth Study’ for the UK government in 2015, chaired Maritime UK from 2014-15, and served as 688th Lord Mayor of London.

Theochari said: “It is a great honour to be taking the helm from Lord Mountevans. He has achieved so much during his tenure particularly in raising the global standing and profile of Maritime London, our members and, indeed, all the maritime industries of the United Kingdom.”

Maritime London’s AGM also saw its two longest-serving directors step down, Richard Sayer and Peter Ahlås with new additions to the board Andreas Bisbas of Tsakos Shipping (London) Ltd and Simon Lockwood of Willis Towers Watson (WTW).

Lord Mountevans said: “Andreas and Simon bring to the board different but complementary skillsets whose expertise and commitment will make them superb additions to the Maritime London board.

“Maritime London is in rude good health. We have an excellent board, with a strong and relevant mix of talents, the membership continues to grow. I have no doubt the association will go from strength to strength under Harry’s tenure and I look forward to supporting the association in any way I can - albeit from the sidelines!”

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