The World Shipping Council strengthens its organization in Europe and the USA
The World Shipping Council (WSC) is delighted to welcome three new team members to continue its work for the future growth of a safe, secure and sustainable shipping industry.
Anna Karklina has joined our Brussels office as European Policy Advisor. She works on all subjects, helping with regulatory monitoring and lobbying activities.
Anna has worked in Brussels for five years and brings an excellent understanding of the EU legislative machinery, having held various positions within One Policy Place, a well-known EU affairs watchdog organisation. She was born in Latvia, grew up and obtained her BA in Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences in the Netherlands, and her MA in European Studies in Denmark.
George Charalampidis assumes the role of Director of Regulatory Affairs, a global role located in London with primary liaison to the Washington, DC office. It will mainly focus on safety and security issues.
Prior to joining the WSC, George represented shipowners and operators through the IMO’s International Chamber of Shipping, other intergovernmental organizations and forums. During this period, he was Secretary of the Container Panel and the Dangerous Goods Panel for several years, and chaired cross-industry groups with an interest in container ship safety. Prior to this, George served in the Hellenic Armed Forces and served as a Judicial Representative for the conduct of elections to the European Parliament and local governments. He is a regulated solicitor in England and qualified in Greece, and holds a Masters (LLM) with Honors in International Maritime Law from Swansea University.
Nicholas “Nick” Tabori has joined the WSC office in Washington as Director of US Regulatory Affairs. Nick will work on a range of topics primarily focused on the US regulatory environment.
Prior to that, Nick served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years. During this time, he served at sea conducting counter-narcotics patrols, search and rescue, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and served as Judge Advocate General. This role included drafting and implementing safety and security legislation, regulations and policy; to include cybersecurity, autonomous technology, legal advice from the Coast Guard’s International Maritime Organization delegation, support for Ukraine, and sexual assault prevention and response.
Nick also served as an attorney at the National Pollution Funds Center, where he assisted the US Department of Justice with oil pollution litigation. Additionally, he served in the Coast Guard’s Office of Information and Intelligence Law where he supported the Counterintelligence Division.
“I am very happy to welcome Anna, George and Nick to the team. We are at an inflection point for liner shipping, with great challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed nationally, regionally and internationally. The WSC works on all fronts for a public policy framework to support the decarbonization of shipping, a safer and more secure industry, and resilient global supply chains for the future. Our new colleagues will add essential skills and experience, strengthening our organization to support this work,” said John Butler, WSC President and CEO.
Source: World Shipping Council