Meet Our Judges

Each category is judged by senior industry professionals and practitioners. Our community of judges bring industry expertise and category-specific knowledge to ensure that the most deserving achievements and initiatives are rewarded.

Here's who you will need to impress if you want to take home a Seatrade Award trophy...

Industry Award Judges

Şadan Kaptanoğlu

Immediate Past President
BIMCO

Semiramis Paliou

Chairperson of the Board
Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA)

Nick Brown

IACS Chair
International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)

Esben Poulsson

Executive Chairman
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Nick Shaw

Chief Executive Officer
International Group of P&I Clubs

Robert Drysdale

Managing Director
Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

Industry Award Assessors

David Loosley

Secretary General
BIMCO

Ukko Metsola

Director General
CLIA Europe

Constantinos Triantafillou

Head of Strategy & Development
Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA)

Konstantin Petrov

IACS Accredited Representative to IMO
International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)

Guy Platten

Secretary General
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Xianyong (Joe) Zhou

Operations Manager
INTERCARGO

David Baker

Senior Executive and IGP&I Accredited Representative to IMO
International Group of P&I Clubs

Saurabh Sachdeva

Publications and Advocacy Director
Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

Intelligent Shipping Judges

Eleanor Hadland

Senior Analyst - Ports & Terminals
Drewry

Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid

Secretary General
FEPORT 

Patrick Verhoeven

Managing Director - Policy and Strategy
International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)

Dr Wang Jinbao

Researcher in Ship Hydrodynamics, Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC); Chairman of ITTC Specialist Committee 2014-2021; and Deputy Director of SSNAME

Paddy Rodgers

Director
Royal Museums Greenwich

Sustainable Supply Chain Management Award Judges

In association with International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA)

Susan Koefoed

CEO & Chair
International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA)

Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld

Global Sustainability Manager
Inter IKEA Group

Katharine Palmer

Global Sustainability Manager, Marine & Offshore
Lloyd's Register