Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has appointed Francisco Villagran to a new role as Regional Operations Manager, Americas with effect from 1st October 2012. The new appointment is a promotion for Francisco Villagran who was previously Regional Operations Manager for South America. In his new consolidated role Francisco is aiming to improve processes and share best practice in the region between ISS’ operations in North, Central and South America.
Francisco joined ISS in 1997 as Ships Operator and has worked in the shipping industry for 23 years. He has recently been seconded to Brazil to oversee the appointment and transition of the country’s new General Manager. Based in Chile, Francisco will report to Jaime Otero, Executive Vice President Operations, Americas. Said Jaime Otero: “We are sure Francisco will add value in his new role for ISS and make an even greater impact now he has responsibility for a larger region.”
Francisco Villagran, Regional Operations Manager, Americas ENDS Notes to Editors Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 290 proprietary offices in 67 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 700, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations. ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.