Bimco has announced the appointment of David Loosley as the shipping association’s new ceo and secretary general with effect from June 2020. Mr. Loosley joins from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) where he has successfully led for the last eight years.
“We are delighted to have found a successor who can continue to build on the excellent work carried out by Angus Frew in positioning Bimco as the world’s largest international shipping association. David has outstanding communications skills and is a proven leader of an international shipping-related business,” commented Bimco president Sadan Kaptanoglu. Angus Frew, BIMCO’s current Secretary General & CEO, had previously declared that he will be stepping down in the summer of 2020 after leading the organization for seven years as he wishes to spend more time in the UK and less time working.
Before joining IMarEST, Mr. Loosley ran operations at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) where he was responsible for the transition from analogue to digital navigational products, and chaired the Digital Geospatial Information Working Group (DGWIG) to help drive global standardization. He has also served at sea for 10 years in the UK Royal Navy.