The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) board of directors has elected Bernt A Netland to a one-year term as its chairman.

Netland is the president and CEO of petrochemical and petroleum bulk liquid storage firm Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC).

He has a master’s degree in economics and business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) of Bergen, Norway, and is a 2005 graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.

He began his careers with chemical tanker and storage company Odfjell in 1989. His career took him from Norway, to Brazil, and then to the US, where he served as president of Odfjell USA from 2001-2006. Netland joined ITC in 2006 and has focussed on safety, environmental performance and operational excellence at ITC’s terminals in Deer Park and Pasadena, Texas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Antwerp, Belgium.

Netland has served for many years on the board and executive committee of ILTA, and is active in various other organisations and charities, including as first vice chairman of the Greater Houston Port Bureau.

Netland said: “I am honoured by this opportunity to lead ILTA, especially during these challenging times, both economically and politically. I believe unsettled times also present opportunities, and I intend to ensure that policymakers and regulators support our industry, so that the United States continues to realise the economic benefits of the trade of liquid products both domestically and globally.”

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16th November 2020