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Bimco appoints David Loosley as new ceo and secretary general

Bimco has announced the appointment of David Loosley as the shipping association’s new ceo and secretary general with effect from June 2020.

Loosley joins from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) where he has led for the last eight years.

“We are delighted to have found a successor who can continue to build on the excellent work carried out by Angus Frew in positioning Bimco as the world’s largest international shipping association. David has outstanding communications skills and is a proven leader of an international shipping-related business,” commented Bimco president Sadan Kaptanoglu.

Prior to joining IMarEST, Loosley ran operations at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) where he was responsible for the transition from analogue to digital navigational products, and chaired the Digital Geospatial Information Working Group (DGWIG) to help drive global standardisation.

He has also served at sea for 10 years in the UK Royal Navy.

In addition, Loosley was a member of the UK Government’s Maritime 2050 Expert Panel and is a member of the UK Clean Maritime Council.

“I am very excited to be joining Bimco at this critical time for the industry where a volatile market, new technology and increasing environmental regulation are all having a significant impact,” Loosley said.

Angus Frew, Bimco’s current ceo and secretary general, had previously announced that he will be stepping down after leading the organisation for seven years.

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