Masahiko Furuichi Named IAPH Secretary General
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) appointed Dr. Masahiko Furuichi as IAPH Secretary General, succeeding Mr. Susumu Naruse, as of 1 September. He has officially taken office.
Dr. Masahiko Furuichi is not new to IAPH. Since 2006, he has played an active part in the Association, attending numerous IAPH meetings and conferences, and most notably serving as Vice Chair of IAPH Port Planning and Development Committee since 2007.
"As entrusted by the Board, Dr. Furuichi is determined to do whatever he can do for further development of this global association in the future," said a press release.
The SG is responsible for administering the day to day operations of the Association. The Head Office is based in Tokyo, Japan, and he administers the secretariat staff and financial affairs of the Association.
"In order to smoothly achieve our goals, I and Tokyo secretariat team members will devote ourselves entirely to the secretariat services under the support of IAPH officials. We believe that our association will be transformed into a more sustainable and dynamic structure, which may attract more and more potential members to join IAPH than ever before," Dr. Furuichi said in a message.