Angus Frew to Step Down from BIMCO Role

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 26, 2019

Photo: BIMCO

Photo: BIMCO

The secretary-general and chief executive of BIMCO, Angus Frew  is stepping down for personal reasons. BIMCO expects have found a replacement by the end of this year.

Angus Frew has announced he will step down in the summer of 2020, as he wishes to spend more time in the UK and less time working.

“In six successful years, Angus has moved BIMCO to the forefront of the shipping industry and made sure our members’ opinions and positions are listened to at the highest levels of government. He will leave an organisation very well prepared to deal with the challenges the industry will face in the coming years,” says Sadan Kaptanoglu, President of BIMCO.

Under Angus Frew’s leadership, BIMCO has strengthened its brand and member focus significantly. Today, BIMCO shipowner members control 58% of the global share of dead weight tonnage, up from 54% four years ago.

BIMCO has maintained its leadership position in developing standard contracts and clauses and has broadened its scope into new areas such as financial term sheets and the offshore and renewable energy sector.

In shaping new environmental regulation, BIMCO has also played a pivotal role, and has taken a leadership role in important industry initiatives such as cyber security and standards for software maintenance.

Angus Frew (61) was appointed BIMCO Secretary General & CEO in 2013, coming from a position as the chief executive at the UK Chamber of Shipping. During his career he has had a range of commercially focused leadership roles, and he brought this commercial perspective to BIMCO to the benefit of its members.

“I’ve been extremely happy leading BIMCO through some challenging years for our industry, and very proud of what the leadership team of BIMCO has achieved over that time. It has been a privilege to engage with so many shipping professionals all over the world, but now it is time for me to pass on the torch,” Angus Frew says.

As part of the commercial focus, BIMCO has launched new products for its members including SmartCon and Shipping KPIs - innovative digital platforms for contract editing and ship operational performance benchmarking respectively - and expanded its publishing business through a partnership with the Witherby Publishing Group.

Now, BIMCO needs to find a strong candidate for the role of Secretary General & CEO.

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