After a sea-going career of 13 years and a shore based career spanning 37 years of which the last 16 year as managing director of ITC, it is about time to change course to a semi lay by berth
For all of us working in ITC, the job has become a bit more than just an
ordinary job, it has become a way of life with all its excitements,
disappointments, highlights, low points, good markets and dismal markets. It is
therefore with some sadness that I like to inform you that I will relinquish my
position as managing director of ITC on May 31 and will hand over my
responsibilities to Mark de Jonge, who will join ITC as the next managing
director of ITC. Mark has an extensive marine background and I have no doubt
that he is well equipped for this job and that he will receive the necessary
support from all of you.
During April 1975 I started my shore based career with ITC and became its
managing director in 1997. I could not have done this job without our very
professional and dedicated seagoing staff and the full support of the small
team, manning the ITC main office. They are always there 24/7 throughout the
year. The support of all in ITC's mother company, Tschudi Shipping Company AS,
has been unprecedented. It has therefore been a great privilege indeed to have
been the head of this team of marine professionals for so many years.
ITC will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the end of this year and has done
quite some exciting things during all these years. I am confident that ITC will
do the same the coming years and will remain an interesting, reliable and
understanding partner to work with for many years to come.
I like to thank you all for the trust and support given to me during all
these years and like to wish you all Godspeed with fair winds and following seas
for the years to come.
With warmest regards Joop Timmermans
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