Dr Şadan Kaptanoğlu

Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director, HI Kaptanoğlu Shipping
President of BIMCO

Şadan Kaptanoğlu is a shipowner and a shipyard owner. She is chief executive officer of Kaptanoğlu Shipping.

She completed her PhD in De Montfort University after she graduated from Cass Business School, MSC Shipping, Finance and Trade.

On 14 May 2019, at the BIMCO General Meeting in Athens, Şadan was elected as the first female President of BIMCO, following a two-year period as President Designate. 

Şadan Kaptanoğlu is the chairperson of TURMEPA and vice president of INTERMEPA. She is vice chairperson of Turkish Chamber of Shipping as well.

Şadan is the first winner of Seatrade young person of the year award in 2008.

She is married, has two daughters.