Capt. Rajesh Unni, founder and CEO Synergy Marine Group and Øistein Jensen, chief sustainability officer at Odfjell SE have been elected to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) Board of Directors.
Cecilia Muller Torbrand, CEO of the Network said: “Captain Unni and Mr. Jensen bring valuable operational and commercial insights to the network’s leadership team, and I would like to thank both of them for their commitment to building the capacity and reach of our organisation.”
Founded in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has now grown to include over 150 member companies holding 50 per cent of the world’s shipping tonnage. In early 2021, MACN formally become an independent stand-alone organisation.
Capt. Unni said: “The UN SDGs provide us with an important and compelling framework of targets that I believe can help us all build a more resilient and sustainable maritime industry. Fighting against corruption is central to those aims. It is a great honour to step up our work with MACN which brings together so many people and organisations committed to the common goal of ridding our industry of corruption.”
Øistein Jensen commented: “I have seen MACN grow into one of the world’s leading example of an industry-lead anti-corruption initiative. We have made substantial progress in an area many thought was impossible. I am really looking forward to MACN’s next chapter and the further progress we can make as a network.”
John Sypnowich, MACN chair, welcomed the new appointees: “Capt. Unni will bring the voice of ship managers into the Board. He is a champion of seafarer rights, a vocal supporter of shipping’s net-zero emissions ambition by 2050 and has a vast network in the industry. Mr. Jensen’s professional focus on sustainability is an increasingly important part of our industry and he has a long-standing commitment to MACN. Both are recognised industry leaders and will serve the membership well.”
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