IBIA in Africa celebrates 137% increase in membership

IBIA in Africa celebrates 137% increase in membership

Ibia in AfricaIBIA in Africa hosted its AGM in Cape Town on 12 April 2016. Led by Acting Chairman, Patrick Holloway of Weber Wentzel, the well-attended meeting reviewed the activities of the last year and set the priorities for the year ahead.

One of the most significant achievements has been growth in membership which has increased by 137% over the last year, with the biggest number coming from the Regional Forum held in Mauritius. The regional branch is also very pleased to have retained almost 100% of its existing, much valued members.

Looking ahead, IBIA in Africa is now focused on organising its next Regional Forum which will be held in Cape Town on 15-16 September at the Portswood Hotel, Granger Bay. Regional Manager Tahra Sergeant is in the process of meeting with local members to discuss the content, hot topics and priorities for this event.

The IBIA in Africa EXCO Board has been formally approved and comprises;

Patrick Holloway Partner, Webber Wentzel Attorneys (Acting Chairman and also an IBIA main Board Member)
Paul Maclons CEO, SMIT Amandla Marine
Trevor Jones, Professor and Co-ordinator of the Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
Grant Bairstow, Head Aviation and Marine Technical, Vivo Energy
Shelton Thornburn, Senior Trader, AMOIL Pty Ltd (IBIA in Africa EXCO Hon Treasurer)
Danielle Wong Consultant, Celero Mauritius

A further IBIA in Africa EXCO Board has been approved for the IBIA Mauritius Sub-branch, comprising;

Honorary Chairperson Danielle Wong, Consultant, Celero Mauritius
Chairman Neerish Chooramun, Center Manager, Celero Training
Vice Chair Nicolas Richard, Managing Partner, Juristconsult
Secretary Ashvin Ramdenee, Marine Manager, Vivo Energy Mauritius
Treasurer Vikash Bonomaully, Analyst, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

Peter Hall, CEO IBIA added: “I would just like to thank all of our EXCO Board members for their hard work, advice and support. Thanks to them and all of the IBIA members who are keen to contribute and support the secretariat, we can represent IBIA member interests in the most effective way possible, actively promoting best practice and raising standards across the industry”.

If you would like to attending the IBIA in Africa Regional Forum in Cape Town, and/or have any suggestions regarding speakers or topics for the programme, please do contact Tahra on:
Tel +27 21 7905318
Mob + 27 799907544

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