ITF Welcomes New WMU President
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said it has welcomed today’s announcement that Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry is to be the next president of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden.
ITF general secretary Steve Cotton said, “This is great news, not just for the university but also for shipping and seafarers. The WMU has chosen an outstanding candidate with a fantastic track record that includes her pivotal role in the creation of both the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and ILO Convention 185."
Cotton added, “This job demands a world of knowledge, and she has it. We have no doubt that she will build on the great work of her predecessors and new colleagues at the WMU, and look forward to working with her.”
The ITF is a long-time supporter of the World Maritime University, including financially via its charity arm, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, which has awarded over 100 fellowships for students to study there.