Unni Einemo, a respected and highly renowned journalist and analyst specialising in the marine fuel and shipping industries, will be joining the secretariat of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) as IMO representative, Media and Communications manager with effect fromApril 15, 2016.
A key member of the team that built up the Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping news services, Unni brings with her almost 20 years of industry experience and expert knowledge, in particular on regulatory affairs and fuel quality issues.
She joins IBIA at a time when the Association has been growing its membership and its activities, driven by a small and dedicated full time team with support from a diverse board consisting of industry professionals. Employing Unni will allow IBIA to further develop its multiple initiatives and bring in-house some of the tasks that are currently fulfilled by external resources.
Commenting on the appointment, Peter Hall, CEO of IBIA, says: “Unni’s experience will be invaluable in helping drive forward IBIA’s expansion on a number of fronts, developing World Bunkering, participation at IMO and in the technical groups, supporting the development of our communications policy and facilitating our work groups.”
Unni says: “I’m very excited to take up this new role with IBIA. The Association has been carving out an increasingly important and influential role and, as a board member for the past two years, I have really come to appreciate the wide scope of work IBIA undertakes to serve and represent the industry. IBIA strives to work with all sides of the industry to find pragmatic, workable solutions to the challenges we face, and to educate and communicate effectively. These are ideals that I share, and I am looking forward to getting stuck in.”