Operational Units

Under the direction and supervision of the Board, two units of the Policy & Strategy unit headed by the Managing Director for Policy & Strategy based in Antwerp, Belgium and   the Administration & Finance unit headed by the Secretary General based in Tokyo, Japan, manage the day-to-day operations of IAPH.


Finance and Administration unit

Policy and Strategy unit

Masahiko Furuichi, Secretary General

Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director ‐ Policy and Strategy   

The SG is responsible for administering the day to day operations of the Association. The Head Office is based in Tokyo, Japan, and he administers the secretariat staff and financial affairs of the Association.


Hiromichi Manaka (Mr.), Undersecretary Finance and Account Management

Takeshi Suzuki (Mr.), Undersecretary Internal Membership Relations

Shinobu Yamamoto (Mr.), Undersecretary External Membership Relations

Fumiko Yamaji (Ms.), Membership Data Management

Yoko Kadoyama (Ms.), ESI Administration

The MD is currently based in Antwerp, Belgium, primarily responsible to the Board and the President for the development of and implementation of the strategic plans and policies as established by the Board and for representing the IAPH within the industry.


Antonis Michail (Mr.), Technical Director

Victor Shieh (Mr.), Director Communications and Events

Rhona Macdonald (Ms.), Policy and IMO Liaison Officer

Fabienne Van Loo (Ms.), Coordination and Support Manager