InterManager, the international trade association for shipmanagers, has appointed a new secretary general to replace Guy Morel, who retires this summer. He is Kuba Szymanski, who moves from MOL Tankship Management where he has worked for the past two years. Capt Szymanski will join InterManager on 1 March and will work alongside Mr Morel until his official retirement in June.
An Intermanager-statement says: ?Based on the Isle of Man, Capt Szymanski has a wealth of shipping industry experience both onboard and ashore. Polish-born, his previous experience includes management roles at Dorchester Maritime Ltd and MOL Tankship, and commands on LPG, Chemical Product and Gas Carriers. He holds an MBA from John Moores Liverpool University, an MSc in Marine Biology and Navigation from the University of Szczecin, and various professional diplomas.
Guy Morel has held the role of InterManager Secretary General since 2007 and was a founder member and former president of the organisation's predecessor, the International Ship Managers Association (ISMA). Mr Morel explained: "After more than three years at InterManager, I feel that the organisation is now stronger and better positioned for a bright future. It is now time for me to pursue other personal projects and also to enjoy my family."
Roberto Giorgi, InterManager President said: "Of course we are very sad to see Guy go, but we think in Kuba Szymanski we have found a worthy successor who's enthusiasm and expertise will take the organisation forward."