JUNE 11, 2013 — Singapore Shipping Association Honorary Secretary and International Committee Chairman Esben Poulsson has been elected as a Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
His election took place at the ICS's recent Annual General Meeting in Oslo. He joins three other Vice Chairmen for 2013-2015: Mr John C Lyras (Greece), Mrs Karin Orsel (Netherlands) and Mr Gerardo Borromeo (Philippines).
The SSA is an active member of the ICS and Mr Poulsson has, in the past, represented the ICS at a number of industry meetings in Asia. He sees his appointment as an opportunity for the Singapore voice to be heard internationally.
He said: "The SSA is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the working of the ICS and I hope that through my appointment, I can add value to this effort.
"Singapore has become a major international maritime centre and so it is not only important for its voice to be heard internationally but for Singapore to help influence the growth and development of world shipping," he added.