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Poseidon Principles announces new members of Steering Committee and Board of Directors

Posted on: 26 March 2020

The annual meeting of the Poseidon Principles Association took place on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 via a conference call. The agenda included the election of new members of the Steering Committee and the Board of Directors.

The Poseidon Principles Association, which provides a global framework for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of financial institutions’ shipping portfolios, announces the new composition of its Steering Committee, following the Association’s annual meeting.

Michael Parker was re-elected as Chair of the Steering Committee. Paul Taylor was re-elected as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee. Stephen Fewster was elected Treasurer of the Steering Committee.

Florin Boros, Joep Gorgels, Michael Frisch, Thibaud Escoffier and Øivind Haraldsen were re-elected as members of the Steering Committee. Christos Tsakonas, Koichi Onaka and Mark Bamford were elected as new members of the Steering Committee.

“I am pleased to welcome Christos Tsakonas, Koichi Onaka and Mark Bamford to the Steering Committee of the Poseidon Principles Association. Their deep knowledge within ship finance will strengthen the Steering Committee’s ability to further develop, administer and manage our global framework for responsible ship finance,” says Michael Parker, Chairman of Global Shipping Logistics & Offshore at Citi and Chair of the Poseidon Principles Association.

Hereafter, the Steering Committee consists of: Michael Parker (Chair), Paul Taylor (Vice Chair), Stephen Fewster (Treasurer), Christos Tsakonas, Florin Boros, Joep Gorgels, Koichi Onaka, Mark Bamford, Michael Frisch, Thibaud Escof er and Øivind Haraldsen.

Peter Stokes was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Randy Chen was elected as new Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Michael Parker and Oivind Lorentzen III were re-elected as members of the Board of Directors.

Anthony S. Papadimitriou, Claus V. Hemmingsen and Jan Dieleman were elected as new members of the Board of Directors.

“I am pleased that Anthony S. Papadimitriou, Claus V. Hemmingsen and Jan Dieleman have been elected as new members of the Board of Directors. They have multiple years of experience in diverse areas of the maritime sector and a profound understanding of the long-term forces that will shape the future of global seaborne trade. Together with the existing Board members, they will strengthen our capabilities to bring about positive change, both for the industry and for society,” says Peter Stokes, Chairman of the Global Maritime Forum.

Founder of the Global Maritime Forum, Flemming R. Jacobs, was appointed as Board Member Emeritus as a mark of distinguished service.

Hereafter, the Board of Directors consists of: Peter Stokes (Chairman), Randy Chen (Vice Chairman), Anthony S. Papadimitriou, Christine Loh, Claus V. Hemmingsen, Jan Dieleman, Michael Parker and Oivind Lorentzen III.

More information about the members of the Steering Committee is available here and the Board of Directors here.

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