•Her selection comes a month after being nominated for the position of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Secretary General.
•The elections for the IMO SG will be held in July 2023 where the 40 members will choose the next leader.
Ambassador Nancy Karigithu has been named one of the 100 most influential persons in the shipping industry globally in this year’s edition of Lloyd’s list.
This the 13th edition of Lloyd’s list that seeks to rank influence ad power within the shipping industry.
“This reflects the next generation marking a mark on the industry,” the statement released read in part.
Karigithu’s feat comes just a month after being nominated for the position of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Secretary General
The elections for the IMO position will be held in July 2023 where the 40 members of the IMO will choose the next leader.
The Kenya's special envoy for Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs is long standing maritime professional with proven leadership in maritime administration spanning over 34 years.
A holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s degree in International Maritime Law, Karigithu is a maritime lawyer by profession having worked with governments in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The lawyer has helped strengthen and set up maritime administrations, undertake maritime legislative drafts and built a welfare as well as mentorship and empowerment of women in the maritime sector.
Prior to her appointment, she served as the pioneer Director General of the Kenya Maritime Authority.
As the principal secretary for shipping and maritime, Karigithu has been consistent in championing matters relating to climate change including the decarbonisation of shipping, greening the ports.
She currently sits on the board of governors of the World Maritime University (WMU) and the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI).