The Cypriot national joins the CSA group of leading companies from the commercial shipping and cruise industries that have been leaders in emission control efforts and have made significant investments in research and analysis, funding and committing resources to comply with 2020 fuel requirements through the development and use of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS).
Chrysostomou has contributed immensely to the various aspects of the shipping industry throughout his career, ranging from safety and security to the protection of the marine environment.
A former chairman of IMO’s Design and Equipment Subcommittee and for the decade 2003-2013 chairman of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), Chrysostomou is currently chief strategy officer of Tototheo Maritime following his long government service brought him to the helm of the Cypriot administration and later to that of CLIA Europe.
Beyond his work with the IMO, Chrysostomou has also worked with other UN agencies such as the International Mobile Satellite Organisation where he was a two-term chairman. Furthermore, he served on the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University and is a past president of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology.
In 2011, he was awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping, and was presented with the Distinguished Public Service Award by the US Department of Homeland Security for his services to international shipping. He has also received several other international awards.
On joining the CSA, he said: "The global shipping industry has arrived at a crossroad where it must decide on how best to transform itself in the face of unprecedented challenges. As an international organisation that represents leading shipping companies in emission control efforts, the CSA has proven itself by successfully engaging with international stakeholders on the use and effectiveness of EGCS to achieve shared environmental and sustainability initiatives across all shipping sectors.
“Going forward, I am confident we will be able to contribute further to the endeavours of the whole maritime community to work towards carbon neutral emissions by 2050."
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