Green Award Board

 

The Board consists of members representing the international maritime industry, including both public and private interests. The Board manages the Green Award Foundation as laid down in the Foundation’s articles.

 

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Capt Dimitrios Mattheou (Chairman)

CEO Arcadia Ship Management

Capt Dimitrios Mattheou (Chairman)

Dimitrios Mattheou (https://www.dimitriosmattheou.com/) is the CEO | Managing Director of Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd & Aegean Bulk Co Inc, highly recognized for his contribution as an active member of International Organizations. In particular, he is the Chairman of the Green Award Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Mediterranean Panel in INTERTANKO, Governor of the International Propeller Club of the United States, and Executive Committee Member in Norwegian Hull Club, INTERCARGO, HELMEPA and ALBA Graduate Business School. Dimitrios is an inspiring Leader, committed to his job tasks, innovative in his roles and loyal to the corporate spirit. Through his actions he has earned the respect of the maritime community and has been awarded three times as a Best Manager and as an Exceptional Personality (Best Manager award / Efkranti Awards, Personality award / GREEN4SEA Awards, Personal award / Masters & Mates Union of Greek Merchant Marine). As an experienced sailor, he has never neglected the new generation of the seafarers. Therefore, he provides frequent Industry-based tuitions for Post-graduate students as a guest Lecturer at various Academic Institutions for Maritime studies, such as the Piraeus Maritime University, the ALBA Graduate Business School, the Metropolitan College, the New York College and the Mediterranean College.

Inspirational personal quote: ‘Leading through Vision. Inspiring through Actions’

P. Mollema (Vice-Chairman)

IAPH

P. Mollema (Vice-Chairman)

Peter W. Mollema is representative of International Association of Ports and Harbors.

In 1988 he graduated from Delft University of Technology as Master of Science in civil engineering.  After two years of military service he joined the Port Maintenance department at the Municipality of Rotterdam.  In 1994 he transferred to the Port of Rotterdam Authority, where he held various management positions in the field of port infrastructure, security, transport- and maritime policies.  In 2008, Mr. Mollema was appointed Director Environmental Management, where he was responsible for the port’s environmental affairs, spatial planning and sustainable development.  Since September 2015 he acts as Strategic Advisor focusing on climate action, energy transition and international cooperation. He is currently also vice-president Europe for the International Association of Ports and Harbors and vice-chairman of the Green Award Foundation.

R. Ashdown

IACS

R. Ashdown

Mr Ashdown is the Secretary General of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) whose twelve Member Societies class more than 90% of the world’s cargo carrying tonnage. After an initial period with Fujitsu, he started his shipping career with the UK Chamber of Shipping where he held several positions, the last being ‘Head of Technical’. During that period he was also the Director of the British Rig Owners’ Association (BROA). In 2010, Mr Ashdown joined the European Cruise Council in Brussels as Technical Director and then, following a merger with the US based Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), became Secretary General of CLIA Europe before leaving to join IACS in May 2015.

K. Davis

OCIMF

K. Davis

Captain Karen Davis brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from over 28 years in the marine industry. Karen graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and spent 15 years at sea, sailing from Third Mate to Master aboard supertankers carrying crude oil and clean products. She transitioned ashore to hold various leadership positions in Compliance, Marine Safety and Security, Operations, and Assurance. For several years, Karen managed the global marine risk management system for ConocoPhillips and was an Executive Committee member to the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF). Karen was seconded to Qatargas Operating Company Limited as a Senior Advisor in the North Field Expansion Project and the Marine Risk Quality and Projects team from 2019 until 2021. Karen’s experience combined with her drive for continuous improvement in the areas of safety and environment has also brought great support to the Green Award Board of Experts. Since December 2021, Karen has been appointed as Managing Director of OCIMF and became a Green Award Board member since.

T. Fiorito

European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP)

T. Fiorito

Turi Fiorito is the Director of the European Federation of Inland Ports. He has over 5 years of expertise in EU transport policy. He was the former transport Policy Advisor to Member of the European Parliament Wim van de Camp, working on legislation such as the Mobility Package, Port Services Regulation and the Fourth Railway Package. Preceding this, Mr. Fiorito worked for the Dutch Embassy in New Delhi. He graduated Cum Laude from Utrecht University as a Master in International Relations.

Dr K. G. Gkonis

INTERCARGO

Dr K. G. Gkonis

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS is the Secretary General of INTERCARGO. The Association was established in 1980 representing the interests of quality dry bulk cargo shipowners and it has been participating with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 1993. INTERCARGO provides the forum where dry bulk shipowners, managers and operators are informed about, discuss and share concerns on key topics and regulatory challenges, especially in relation to safety, the environment and operational excellence.

Dr Gkonis’ career has been devoted to the sustainable evolution of the shipping industry in the face of its current and future challenges. He holds a PhD in Maritime Transport from the National Technical University of Athens – NTUA (Laboratory for Maritime Transport, School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering), a M.Sc. in International Business (Manchester School of Management, UMIST) and a M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in energy (NTUA).

T. Hacksteiner

European Barge Union

T. Hacksteiner

Theresia Hacksteiner holds a Master degree in International and Private Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and is specialised in transport and European law.

She has more than 30 years of experience in managing international associations in inland navigation and representing the inland waterway transport sector at European and international level. As such she is involved in policy making and various expert group in this field.

In this capacity she established a.o. a Dutch foundation to certify inland vessels on behalf of the national authority.

Besides she is a lecturer and has published several articles on inland navigation law.

D. Rauta

INTERTANKO

D. Rauta

Education: Naval Architect and Mechanical Engineer.

Activity history:

  • new building shipyard
  • ship design & research, including Towing Tank facility (model testing)
  • joined INTERTANKO in September 1990

Position: Technical Director since 2000 with activities out of INTERTANKO Oslo office except period of 2002 – 2005 when operated from the INTERTANKO Office in Washington D.C.

Member in various bodies: DNV GL  Nordic Safety Committee, USCG Ship Structure Committee, US Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), the NACE Coatings Council.

Dr P.M. Swift

Dr P.M. Swift

Dr Peter M Swift is a non-executive Director of Ardmore Shipping Corporation, a leading tanker company. He is a Vice-Chairman of the Sailors’ Society, an international charity caring for seafarers at sea, in port and at home, and a Trustee of ISWAN (the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network). He is a Director of the Maritime Industry Foundation, a member of the American Bureau of Shipping, Chairman of the Korean Register’s European Committee and a representative of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects at the IMO. In 2001 he was appointed to the Committee of the Green Award Foundation and since 2015 serves on the Advisory Board.

From 2001 to 2010 he was the Managing Director of INTERTANKO and a Director of Seascope Shipping Limited from 1999 to 2001, having previously been employed by Royal Dutch Shell for 24 years in a range of senior, international, commercial and technical positions.