Ian Adams Appointed Chief Executive of IBIA

IAN Adams has been appointed the first ever Chief Executive of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) following the decision to change from a 25-member Council of Management to an executive structure headed by a Board of Directors.

Adams was formerly Secretary-General of IBIA which, since its formation in 1993, has been governed by a Council of Management. The decision to restructure was unanimously agreed by members at the IBIA convention in Cape Town in November last year.

The newly constituted Board of Directors is comprised of:

• Chris Fisher, Bunker Claims International (Chairman)
• Nigel Draffin, LQM – Gibson (Honorary Treasurer)
• Fritz Fredriksen, Hoegh Autoliners AS
• Mike Ball, Gearbulk (UK) Ltd
• Trevor Harrison
• Bob Lintott, ISO Industries Inc
• Mustafa Muhtaroglu, Energy Petrol
• Angus Ogilvie, Cockett Marine Oil Ltd
• Alejandro Risler, Risler SA
• John Stirling, DNV Petroleum Services
• Tim Wilson, Lloyd’s Register EMEA

Ian Adams says, “I am honoured to be appointed IBIA’s first ever Chief Executive. The bunker industry faces a number of daunting challenges, and we now believe that we have the executive structure in place at IBIA to help our members best meet these.”

Newly appointed Chairman Chris Fisher says, “The smaller board should be able to focus more easily and move more quickly on issues that affect our members. We expect members to benefit from the changes. I see it as one of my goals to develop IBIA in such a way that it will actively facilitate the process of discussion at a high level across all sectors on a global basis. I am proud to accept the role of chairman and promise to take care of what we have and to make every effort to move IBIA to the position that when people want to know about bunkers they automatically come to IBIA.”

About IBIA

Founded in 1993, IBIA is the trade association of the global bunker industry. Its membership is drawn from bunker buyers, traders, brokers, suppliers and service companies worldwide. IBIA is dedicated to promoting quality and professionalism in international bunkering, and is engaged in a series of long-term initiatives designed to raise standards in the industry.

For more information:

Ian Adams / IBIA / +44 (0) 2380 226 555 / ian.adams@ibia.net