Sakura Kuma, Executive Director of YKIP, talked about empowering women in the maritime community at IMO headquarter in London

ICS, BIMCO, INTERTANKO and WISTA, with the support of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), co-organized a panel discussion on this year’s World Maritime Day theme of “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”, at IMO’s London headquarters on 1 May 2019.
Following the opening speech addressed by Lim Kitack, Secretary General of IMO, five women who are representing shipowner, port, regulator, industrial association and maritime services each participated this panel, sharing their life stories and advices on equal rights and opportunities of the maritime community.
Sakura Kuma, the Executive Director of YKIP, represented voices from port sector as well as Asia.

From left to right: Guy Platten (Secretary General of ICS, the moderator), Sakura Kuma (Executive Director of YKIP), Capt.Fran Collins (CEO of Red Funnel Group), Katy Ware (Director of Maritime Safety and Standards at UK Maritime Coastguard Agency), Despina Theodosiou (CEO of Tototheo Maritime and President of WISTA International) and Katharina Stanzel (Managing Director of INTERTANKO) , Kitack Lim (Secretary General of IMO).