GENEVA: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) announced that Guy Platten has been appointed to the role of Secretary General, taking over from Peter Hinchliffe sometime in mid-2018.
ICS Chairman Esben Poulsson said: “This proved a difficult decision for us, as we interviewed several strong candidates. However, the decision to appoint Guy 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.”
Platten has been CEO at the UK Chamber of Shipping since January 2014 where his role included being responsible for the UK shipping industry’s relations with Government and other relevant bodies.
“In a fast changing world, ICS, like any successful association, needs to be more aware than ever of the needs and demands of its members and to truly add value, be it on the regulatory front or in respect of the numerous other challenges facing the industry,” noted Poulsson.