The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexander Prokopakis as its new Executive Director. This decision follows a rigorous search process and consideration by the association.

Joining the IBIA team on September 1st with Edmund Hughes, the recently appointed IBIA IMO Representative, Alexander will be instrumental in navigating the association through the evolving challenges and opportunities in the marine fuel industry.

Well-regarded within the IBIA community, Alexander brings a strong background of active association membership. His recent leadership as the Chair of IBIA’s Bunker License and Mass Flow Meter Working Group and the influential joint IBIA and BIMCO survey were pivotal in ensuring its success. His stewardship has not only driven progress within our association but also fortified IBIA’s stance on Mass Flow Meters (MFMs).

In addition to his IBIA activity, Alexander brings a wealth of bunker industry experience as a physical supplier and more recently as an innovator in alternative fuel supply. In his new role, Alexander will be collaborating closely with the entire IBIA team – the Global Board, the Regional Boards, and IBIA’s Secretariat. His focus will be on the internal management of the association, enacting the Global Board’s strategic plans and ensuring alignment across all IBIA’s divisions.  This will pave the way for the continued growth and development of IBIA and servicing the needs of the membership.

Reflecting on this appointment, Timothy Cosulich, Chair of IBIA, remarked, “Alexander’s depth of experience within bunkering, management and business innovation makes him an ideal choice for this key role at IBIA. With full confidence, we believe that with his addition, our association is poised to scale new heights and uphold its tradition of leadership within the bunker industry.”

The IBIA Board and its Chair, Timothy Cosulich, warmly welcome Alexander, eagerly anticipating the shared successes and milestones in the journey ahead. We encourage our members and partners to join us in extending their congratulations and support to Alexander.