BIMCO has appointed Thomas Damsgaard to head up an office in Houston, USA, as it looks to expand its global reach and services to members in the Americas.
Local representation in the USA, covering the Americas, complements BIMCO’s offices in Athens, Shanghai, Singapore, London, and the headquarters in Denmark. In addition, work to open an office in Brussels to be closer to EU decision-making is under way.
“The new office in Houston will focus on delivering services to customers and recruiting new members, scaling up BIMCO training activities in the USA, and providing an additional support centre for SmartCon users,” said Michael Lund, deputy secretary general at BIMCO.
“The location in Houston will also make it possible for BIMCO to offer round-the-clock services while advocacy work in Washington DC will continue to be run from the BIMCO headquarters,” he added.
Damsgaard has extensive experience working in shipowning companies, agency business, and is engaged in training activities. The main part of Damsgaard’s career has been in the USA, including in the Houston area.
An opening reception for the new office is expected to be held in connection with the Breakbulk Americas exhibition in September 2022.