Global Maritime Forum announces new Chair and three new members of Board

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International not-for-profit organisation Global Maritime Forum announces the new composition of its Board of Directors, following its annual general meeting. Jan Dieleman (pictured), President, Ocean Transportation at Cargill was elected as new Chair of the Board of Directors, taking over the position from Peter Stokes, former Senior Adviser and Head of Shipping at Lazard, who is retiring.

“I am honoured to accept the role as Chair of the Global Maritime Forum,” said Jan Dieleman. “Peter has made great strides in helping the forum become an impactful organization that not only drives change but addresses the key challenges we face as an industry today.

“Together with my fellow directors and the Global Maritime Forums leadership, we will build on this momentum and further strengthen our role as a platform for collaboration ensuring the industry and its stakeholders to work together to discuss challenges and find lasting solutions.”
Peter Stokes has served on the Global Maritime Forum’s Board of Directors since 2017, when the organization was established.
“I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to Peter for his support and guidance during these first five years of growth and development,” said Johannah Christensen, CEO of the Global Maritime Forum. “Right from the outset, Peter has shared our profound belief in collaboration across the industry and collective action as the key to long-term impact and sustainable change.”
Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, Semiramis Paliou, CEO of Diana Shipping, and Capt. Rajesh Unni, founder and CEO of Synergy Group were also elected as new members of the Board of Directors of the Global Maritime Forum.