IBIA Appoints New Vice-Chairman
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed Robin Meech as its new vice-chairman for a one year term of office. An independent and well respected bunker industry consultant, Robin Meech is a former bunker buyer and author of several books for the marine fuel sector.
He replaces Jens Maul Jorgensen who became IBIA chairman on 1 April.
Welcoming Robin Meech’s appointment IBIA chief executive Peter Hall said: “Robin Meech has been involved with IBIA for many years and always brings a knowledgeable commercial perspective to the association. We are grateful for his commitment to raising standards and the IBIA team looks forward to working with him closely over the next 12 months.”
Robin Meech is managing director of Marine and Energy Consulting Ltd, an independent practice established in 2001 focusing on the marine sector with an emphasis on the transport of energy.
He has a particular interest in the bunker industry where he has undertaken assignments for a wide range of clients. He has a strong focus on environmental issues having been involved with the development and assessing the impact of marine and bunker related regulations. The company’s clients include all the majors, the larger traders, independent suppliers, ship owners, refiners and terminal operators. He is keen to further improve the skill base of participants in the industry having directed technical and managerial training events, specifically for the bunker business.
He spent a significant proportion of his career with the international technical and management consultancy Arthur D Little where he was heavily involved in the evaluation of downstream projects including land transportation, pipelines, and terminals as well the tanker industry.
He was appointed as a director of an independent tanker company where his responsibilities included managing the purchasing of bunkers.
He is co-author of “Outlook for Bunker Fuel Oil and Heavy Fuel Oil to 2035” to be published this year and co-author of the book “Bunkers – An analysis of the Technical and Environmental Issues” published in 2013. He is a member of the board of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA).
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