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Ireland's Glenn Murphy Appointed Chairman of International Shipping Body

5th November 2021
Glenn Murphy - Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Glenn Murphy - Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the professional body for the commercial shipping industry 'worldwide', officially welcomed its new executive leadership team at the Controlling Council meeting in October, writes Jehan Ashmore.

Glenn Murphy FICS will take up the role as Chairman of the Board, having previously been Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Ireland) as the Institute provides international support through its 26 branches around the globe.

In this latest new role working alongside Mr Murphy will be Luis Bernat FICS, a former Chairman of the Denmark branch, who takes up the position of Vice Chairman of the Institute.

Glenn is a Chartered Shipbroker and Fellow of the Institute with over 30 years of experience in international shipping, working for both private and public sector bodies. He becomes only the second Irishman to have held this role in the Institutes 120 year history.

He runs his own shipbroking firm based in Dublin and he previously served as a Director of the Marine Institute and also on the Board of the National Maritime College in Ireland. In addition his career included been a Director of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).

He holds a Masters Degree in Economics & Policy Studies from Trinity College Dublin.

“I am humbled and honoured to have been elected as the Chairman of this remarkable institution. I have spent my entire career working in shipping, and the Institute has always stood for three things to me. Firstly, its pursuit of setting the highest professional standards for Members, followed by an unwavering commitment to educating its students and most importantly its principles of integrity. In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, I believe that these values are even more important.”

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