THE International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) announced the appointment of Guy Platten to the role of secretary general.
ICS chairman Esben Poulsson said the decision to appoint Mr Platten was taken unanimously by the board.
“He will bring with him a broad range of skills including time at sea, demonstrable commercial success and association work illustrated by his current successful tenure at the UK Chamber of Shipping,” he said.
Mr Platten said the outgoing secretary general, Peter Hinchliffe, had done an incredible job and was a hard act to follow.
“I am proud to be given the opportunity to take ICS forward at such an important time for shipping,” he said.
“The amount of ongoing legislation is considerable – CO2 reduction, ballast water management, sulphur emissions – and the shipping community is looking to ICS for leadership and support.
“Shipping is at the centre of the world stage and I am looking forward to contributing to that important work.”
Mr Platten will be taking up the role in mid-2018 on a date yet to be confirmed.