IBIA appoints CEO

Feb 17 2017

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed Justin Murphy to the role of CEO.

He took up his position on 13th February, 2017.

Commenting on this key new appointment, IBIA Chairman, Robin Meech, said: “We selected Justin for his proven track record of developing and implementing strategic plans, driving growth and also his practical hands-on experience leading successful teams across commercial, operational and technical functions in the shipping sector.”

From 2013 to 2015, Murphy was CEO of Brightoil Shipping, Singapore and executive director at HKSE listed Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings), an Energy conglomerate with bunkering and shipowning divisions.

Prior to that, Murphy held director and board positions at several firms involved in shipping, including Teekay, AET, and a period as head of shipping at Macquarie Bank. His most recent role was as CEO at Acuity Shipping in London, a company that helps shipowners and investors with strategies to boost the overall performance of their shipping investments.

Murphy said: “I’m joining IBIA at an exciting time in its history and look forward to continuing the great work of recent years by developing and growing IBIA’s membership and influence across all segments of the bunker and shipping industry and associated service sectors.”

Last November, Capt Peter Hall, the previous CEO announced his decision to retire. Hall added: “I am delighted we have found someone of Justin’s calibre to continue IBIA’s expansion and manage the increasing diversity the Association offers. Justin inherits a loyal and capable team and I wish him well in the future.”


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