The 21st Annual Meeting of the Hellenic and Black Sea Committee of Bureau Veritas, hosted by the Vice President Regional Chief Executive Hellenic & Black Sea Region, Mrs. Paillette Palaiologou, was held on the 18th of May 2018 under the Chairmanship of Mr. George Procopiou and the presence of the Bureau Veritas Top Management, namely Mr. Philippe Donche-Gay, President Marine & Offshore Division – Deputy CEO Bureau Veritas Group, Mr. Matthieu De Tugny, Chief Operations Officer Bureau Veritas M&O Division, Mr. Didier Bouttier, Senior Vice President M&O Division SEMEA Zone, Mr. Jean-François Segretain, Technical Director M&O Division, Mr. Nick Brown, Communications Director, Dr. John Kokarakis, Technology & Business Development Director M&O Division, Mr. George Andreadis, Marine Manager, Mr. Bill Stamatopoulos, Business Development Manager SE Europe–Marine Fuel Services & Mr. Michael Sterghiou, Director SE Europe Bureau Veritas Commodities .
This year the Committee took place at the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens.
Following the welcome and adoption of the agenda by the Committee’s Chairman, Mr. George Procopiou, a distinguished colleague of shipping, Mr. George A. Papagiannopoulos, Principal of Common Progress Compania Naviera S.A., was introduced as new member.
Marking a first for the Korean maritime industry, Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society – has awarded ISO 22301, an international standard for business continuity management systems to a ship management company in Korea.
Klas Bendrik will join DNV GL as Chief Digital Transformation Officer to support DNV GL’s digitalization and IT strategy. Starting on 1 September 2018, Bendrik will be based at the DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway and will be a member of DNV GL Group’s Executive Committee and report to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.