Taking the lead

The Global Maritime Forum’s 2019 Annual Summit took place in Singapore on 30-31 October. The meeting convened the leaders from across the maritime spectrum who have the will to address the burning issues facing the maritime industry.

  • Annie Koh

    V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship; Finance Professor; Vice President, Business Development; Academic Director, Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute

    Singapore Management University

  • Bryony Worthington

    Executive Director

    Environmental Defense Fund Europe

  • Christine Loh

    Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Deanna MacDonald

    Co-founder and CEO

    Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC)

  • Frida Youssef

    Chief of Transport Section in the Trade Logistics Branch


  • Grahaeme Henderson

    Vice President Shipping and Maritime


  • Graham Westgarth

    Chief Executive Officer


  • Heng Swee Keat, Guest of Honour

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance


  • Ian Parry

    Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department

    International Monetary Fund

  • Isabelle Durant

    Deputy Secretary-General


  • Jan Dieleman

    President, Ocean Transportation Business


  • John Kornerup Bang

    Head of Sustainability Strategy; Chief Advisor on Climate Change

    A.P. Møller - Mærsk

  • Kenneth Lim

    Senior Director, Innovation, Technology and Talent Development and Chief Technology Officer

    Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

  • Kristin Holth

    Global Head of Ocean Industries


  • Manit Chander

    Chief Executive Officer

    HiLo Maritime Risk Management

  • Michael A.J. Parker

    Chairman, Global Shipping, Logistics & Offshore


  • Nicholas Davis

    Co-Author of Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Professor of Practice

    Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Nick Brown

    Marine and Offshore Director

    Lloyd’s Register

  • Parag Khanna

    Founder & Managing Partner


  • Paul Taylor

    Managing Director, Global Head of Shipping

    Société Générale

  • Philippe Isler

    Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation; Member of the Executive Committee

    World Economic Forum

  • Roland Roesch

    Deputy Director, Innovation and Technology Center

    International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

  • Sanjaya Mohottala

    Managing Director and Partner


  • Sarah Waite

    Strategy & Performance Manager, Shipping & Maritime


  • Søren Toft

    Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer

    A.P. Møller - Mærsk

  • Stephanie Morton

    Climate Finance Lawyer

    Client Earth

Future Maritime Leaders essay competition winners

  • Simon Tersoo Iorliam

    Maritime Safety Officer

    Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)

  • Line Fryd Hofmansen

    Management Consultant

    PA Consulting

  • Yiqi Zhang

    PhD candidate in Environmental Science, Management and Policy

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


  • Meredith Sumpter

    Head of Research Strategy and Operations

    Eurasia Group, USA