SHIP management company Lomar has awarded scholarships to nine shipping students in honour of former CEO Achim Boehme.

Mr Boehme died from cancer in July 2020. Lomar’s Achim Boehme Scholarship aims to support the next generation of leaders in shipping.

The students, all from Hochschule Bremen (City University of Applied Sciences) in Germany, are studying international ship management or international shipping and chartering.

“We are delighted to be continuing the support that Achim always showed for young people pursuing careers in the shipping industry,” Lomar CEO Nicholas Georgiou said.

“Achim was a great leader and mentor to many in shipping and we are delighted to be maintaining his wonderful legacy with an expanded programme of support for the talent of the future, our leaders of tomorrow.”

Captain Thomas Jung, a professor from the university, described Mr Boehme as a strong advocate of the German shipping industry, education and the city of Bremen.

“We are delighted to again be working with Lomar to enhance the support given by this scholarship, which is supporting the future careers of students of some of our brightest talents,” he said.

“We hope they will soon be following the path of Achim Boehme by becoming our future leaders of shipping the world over.”

Scholarship recipients Kelly O’Grady (USA), Gonzalo E Vallejo Moller (Venezuela), Bruno Molina Stagi (Uruguay) and Surendra Solanki (India), are all studying for a B.Sc in International Ship Management – Nautical Sciences.

And recipients Michael Rhenzo Pasion (Philippines), Francisco dos Santos Portela (Portugal), Soufiane Zakri (Morocco), Hanife Ucar (Turkey) and Moritz Wottrich (Germany) are all pursuing a B.A. in International Shipping and Chartering.

The grant contributes to the cost of education, and further support is offered to help prepare students for their professional careers.

Lomar plans to offer the bursaries annually.