Philip Embiricos

Former BIMCO President Philip Embiricos has passed away

Published: 25 November 2021

BIMCO’s 39th President, Philip Embiricos, sadly passed away on 20 November 2021 at the age of 78 . 

BIMCO was fortunate to have Mr Embiricos as President from 2007 to 2009 and as member of the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2021. In addition, he was Chairperson of BIMCO’s Marine Committee from 2011 to 2015. Mr Embiricos was born in Switzerland to a Greek father and a French mother.

Throughout his career, he offered his expertise to the industry as member of several industry committees and boards and was on the Advisory Board of Directors at the Panama Canal Authority. He wrote a booklet for children about Panama’s third set of locks which was published by the Panama Canal Authority in October 2006. He also authored “The Panama Canal and its Expansion”, the English version of which was published by BIMCO in 2006, to name but a few.



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