Andrew Stephens


Executive Director, Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Andrew has a truly international background in the maritime industry, working for leading maritime service providers, in the position of Chief Operating Officer, such as Wilhelmsen Ships Service and Wallem Group, in a career which has seen him working in the UK, UAE, USA, Norway and Hong Kong. He was responsible for leading and managing business transformation, continuous improvement, integration and change management programmes, drive strategic planning and implementation consequently delivering on improved customer satisfaction, business performance and efficiency.

After a successful period in both international groups he joined The Sustainable Shipping Initiative in August 2018, where he is responsible for leadership of the Secretariat.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA/CGMA) by profession, with further education in High Performance Leadership at IMD (Switzerland) plus Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy at the London Business School.

Andrew and his wife have three children, who were born in three different continents making, for them, the world feel like a smaller place and one in which they have enjoyed much diversity and made many long lasting friends.